Douglas has been a professional food writer since 1986. He is also an award-winning actor and director in Community Theatre and has been for many years. His blog may be found at: www.urbaneguerilla.wordpress.com
Published March 2nd 2015
Angry Andy Angers Anti-Social Gits
We all have one, don't we? That slightly off friend who goes mad about life's tiny pin-pricks that the rest of us ignore.
Angry Andy confronts the Shirtless Man (Photograph courtesy of Maya Kavanagh)
The friend that goes off on one when the toothpaste tube is squeezed in the middle or 'accommodation' is spelled wrongly on a sign, while ignoring the things that really matter - the top left off the mayo jar or the remote dropped behind the sofa.
Andy Sutton is a man on a mission to civilise - he looks for insults and poor behaviour everywhere and as usual in such cases, he finds it. Andy is the star of a new webseries The Angry Man, set in Perth.
Andy (left) waits semi-patiently in a queue (Photograph courtesy of Maya Kavanagh)
Andy is our inner brat - the person inside us that screams 'you bastard', when someone cuts us off in traffic, the one that berates an inconsiderate able driver parked in a disabled zone and the one that hates queues.
The series is the brain child of local producers Meg McPherson and Maya Kavanagh, written and directed by Aaron Moss and stars stand-up comic Ben Sutton (AshBecLee) as the Angry Andy and Sian Choyce as his long-suffering but tolerant friend.
The six-part series is available from 6:00pm on the 3rd March, 2015 and can be viewed on YouTube. The link to the series is here.
Andy and the Litterbug (Photogrpah courtesy of Maya Kavanagh)
I have been lucky enough to view the series (one of the perks of being a critic) and I can tell you that the series is very professionally conceived, written and acted. One starts by hating Andy, then sympathising, then affectionately admiring him. A tribute to Ben Sutton's acting, so ably supported by Sian in the unforgiving role of straight supporter.
Do watch it when it goes live - it's a hoot and it's for everyone who ever laughed at John Cleese thrashing his Morris 1100 with a branch or snickered at Dylan sneering at his customers in Black Books.