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Chunderbelly at Maxims Wine Bar - Review

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by Stacey Canavan (subscribe)
I'm a 29 year old female Senior Reporter for Weekend Notes. I Graduated from A Bachelor of Journalism at The University of South Australia in 2013 & completed my Diploma in Photography
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Event 11/02/15 - 15/03/15
Matt Byrne Media, together with Maxims Wine Bar, present 'Chunderbelly' running until March 15th as part of The Adelaide Fringe. This killer fringe comedy presents the Moron family and their inside story aired on Fuxtel. The Morons of Birkenhead are Australias most unwanted crime family, led by their crime matriarch mother Judy Moron. Judy's on the look out for husband number 39, after the previous 38 died due to unforseen circumstances. She lives with her two twin sons, Snarl and Joey.

Judy Moron is played by Kim York, she's one of Adelaide's most versatile comedy actors. Having performed in many productions, you can see she has a love for theatre. Her role as Judy had her take a member from the audience and make him her new husband. She played her role well, speaking like she's straight out of 'Underbelly'.

Matt Byrne, a Writer, Director and Producer stepped into the limelight for this production. His role as Slippery made him a role model to Snarl and Joey, since their mother had many husbands who didn't stick around. It was great to see him act and sing, he has so much talent and this role really did him justice.

Marc Clement was great to watch as he changed between the Fuxtel interviewers and his character as Snarl, watching his outfit along with his voice change was amusing. His onstage twin brother Joey 'Fatone' Moron had a fear of dolphins inside his head and not a lot of talent when it came to crime mastermine tasks, however Brendon Cooney who played Joey is very talented at acting and performing, and I loved him in the singing acts.

This production only had four members but a dozen characters are bought to life, with each actor taking the role of four different people just by changing one item of clothing - it was very well done. I loved the breaking into song scenes and the cannon dance moves.
If you love a show of witty one-liners, crude jokes and audience participation then you'll love 'Chunderbelly'.


February 11-13 & 15, 18-20 & 22, 25-27 at 8pm
March 4-6, & 8, 11-13 & 15 at 8pm

February 10 Preview $15.
February 11 - March 11 All Tix are $28 with Group Price of $25 for 6 or more, BankSA Customers $25, Trev Price $25 and Artist Passes $18.

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Why? Comedy Theatre
When: February 11th - March 15th, 8pm
Where: Maxims Wine Bar
Cost: Feb 10th $15. Feb 11th - March 15th All Tix $28 with Group Price of $25 for 6 or more, BankSA Customers $25, Trev Price $25 and Artist Passes $18
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