Weirdo is pretty much what the name is and so much more, it is magic, a weird magician and a weird time. Robbie T. wins you over with his weirdness and quirks, and overall funny story of his magic skills, growing up and social situations. The fanfare of glitter and quick pause to make sure you got the joke or trick is a great add to keep your audience laughing and wanting more. Robbie T. interacts with audience members, getting them to get out of their seats and embrace their weirdness, while also messing the audience feel safer with his weirdness, letting you know that if your up on stage with him, nothing can go wrong and if it does, comedy!
Weirdo by Robbie T Subiaco is playing at Performance Works 6 - 16 September as part of the 2018 Vancouver Fringe Festival.
~ reviewed by Michelle Williams
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Hi. I'm Michelle and this is Theatre Addicts. I'm going to see 'Weirdo' at Performance Works. I did actually get to see 'Weirdo', a preview of it, at the Fringe-For-All, and part of the show is that he is a magician and he does a trick for the Fringe-For-All two minute preview.
But, the overall gist of what I've got, based on what I've read about the show, is it's basically his journey as a magician and how he overcame awkwardness. The show 'Weirdo' is written by Robbie T. He also stars in the show. Robby T. is from Australia, so he's not local, he's from very far away land and that's pretty much all I know for now, so I'll check back in with you after I see the show.
One of the things that I really enjoyed was the show definitely goes with the title 'Weirdo'. There are weird quirks that Robbie T. does throughout the show. Weird segues. He does weird little quirky things in between each act. I thought it was really funny and enjoyable to have that sprinkled throughout the show.
Also he incorporates Robbie T.'s upbringing and how he had to go through becoming a magician, and being socially awkward, and just basically embracing his weirdness. That was a really good way to tie the whole thing together. His way throughout the show, he tells how he goes through growing up, learning the tricks, and people that he's met. He talks about his dad and how being a magician doesn't make you super popular and all these things. That was a good way to tie the whole show together.
He also incorporates interactive bits with the audience. I really enjoyed that, kind of keep the flow of the show going by doing his own little bits on stage and also having the audience participate in various ways.
Yeah, I really enjoyed the show. This is Michelle and this is Theatre Addicts, and that's my review of 'Weirdo' at Performance Works, written, and performed by Robbie T.
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