Isosceles Theatre Co. “The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band Changed My Life Forever”
Comedy Isosceles Theatre Co.
Tuesday 28th Sept. 8pm, 2 hours including interval, age 12+
“The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band Changed My Life Forever”. Two clever actors create two odd-ball characters, both trying to join one of the quirkiest-ever 60s British bands. This promises to be a very enjoyable evening of great music and comedy. http://www.isosceles.biz/isosceles.htm
If you’re too young to have seen the Bonzos then take a look at this YouTube clip of their unique sense of comedy, “Hunting Tigers out in India”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS4vUaNQKHk
I'd forgotten I was that old until Isosceles Theatre Company crept up and gently, but not unkindly, reminded me when I saw 'The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band Changed My Life Forever'. The Show, written by Patrick Prior and directed with quiet effectiveness by Jim Dunk, tells the story of two ageing wannabe rock stars searching for perhaps a last chance at inhabiting that strange netherworld of glamour, adulation and madness that is the 'entertainment' business. Pat Abernethy and Dave Marsden brilliantly inhabit the personae of aspiring but hopeless dream seekers with wit, pathos and a neat line in performing those one-hit wonder songs from the 60's which are a soundtrack to many lives. It all works perfectly – there is humour, tragedy, a good storyline and always at the back of the mind we are reminded of those gruesome auditions for today's reality entertainment show. If you want an antidote to the cruel Cowellesque absurdities that strut and fret on the monstrous showbiz stage, then try this for an evening of real, effective theatre.