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Simon Godfrey: Sauce at the Melbourne Fringe Festival

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by Mon's Adventure (subscribe)
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I didn't know what I was walking into when I agreed to this show. But the idea of a show revolving around someone who doesn't like sauce resonated with me - surely we all know someone?

For me, that is my little sister. And it also happens to be Simon Godfrey.

The show was located at the Lithuanian Club, seemingly a hub for Fringe Festival activity in North Melbourne. If you're looking for somewhere to eat, there's plenty of little places around town.

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Lithuanian Club


There seemed to be a handful of other shows happening in the venue. I knew the show would be small, but when we got there it was literally a handful of people, with 3-4 little rows and a tiny stage at the front, ensuring it would be intimate!

It's a one-man show where Simon acts out many different characters, which was impressive. The ability to change voice and also create so many characters demonstrated an extensive imagination.

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Sauce Poster


He weaved the story of a boy who doesn't like tomato sauce into an adventure full of villains, catapults, politics and literature references. Without spoiling too much and just to give you a taste, the main character Max goes to a school called Optimus Primary and Vladamir Putin makes an appearance.

If you're not familiar with pop culture, you might miss a few of his jokes but overall his show is full of quirks and energy. I could easily imagine his wild story appearing on something like The Mighty Boosh or Adventure Time - hopefully that gives you a bit of an idea of the whacky show that is to come.

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Simon Godfrey share's his dislike of tomato sauce


With so many characters, Simon did get a little mixed up with his voices at points but played along and the audience laughed together with him and then he picked up where he left.

It's very low-key with no props, but lots of music and sound, and sound effects by Simon. Make sure you bring your imagination!

If you're interested in sharing your dislike for sauce with Simon or fascinated on seeing him act as a thousand (not quite) different characters, see more on his show Sauce here.

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Why? To watch a unique and comedic show on people who don't like sauce!
When: Sundays 8pm, all of other nights 9pm
Phone: (03) 9328 1560
Where: Melbourne Lithuanian Club, 44 Errol St, North Melbourne VIC 3051
Cost: Full $22, Conc. $18, Group (6 ) $18, Cheap Tuesday $15
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