Parley!

Parley!

The meaning of the title is as ambiguous as its utterers’ anonymity. In Parley! Ant and Pea are lost at sea on a boat with a broken compass and no food. As hopes for a future fade in the salt-water air of desolation the duo annoy each other with failed attempts at getting along. Recrimination…

Humpty Dumpty Daddy

Humpty Dumpty Daddy

JC Person is no different from your usual idea of a dynamic millennial. In Joel Clapham’s unflinching performance at the centre of┬áHumpty Dumpty Daddy, drawn from his true-life story, he is an intelligent, eloquent 34-year-old with an iPhone and a suave, captivating smile. His mind, though, is somewhat more sombre. Newly separated from his wife,…

Man of the Year

Man of the Year

Full marks to 5pound theatre for opening one of the first shows for the Melbourne Fringe Festival. And it does so with voluble vigour, packing significant moments in our history over 2,000 years on a stage hardly larger than a pocket-handkerchief. Thanked for their presence the audience finds themselves as guests of a speaker: the…