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Two Little Dickheads - Fringe Review

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Shine bright like a diamond
I recently had the good fortune to be invited along to review Two Little Dickheads by Sharnema Nougar and David Tieck in the intimate space of the Ferguson Room at the National Wine Centre.

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Two Little Dickheads - Adelaide Fringe 2019

Of course, you can expect comedy at the Fringe but every now and then there comes a show that isn't just any comedy. This show was sheer madness... the fun kind of madness.

David and Sharnema leapt straight into proceedings and had the audience laughing along with them from the very beginning. The show appears to be roughly structured around three or four key 'sketches', with a whole bunch of improvisation and audience participation thrown in.

The Two Little Dickheads clearly love clownery and improvisation; their expressions and timing were spot on. They play on the personalities in the audience and include everyone in their crazy rantings about their cats, their love of cats, and what their cats get up to. Look, it's difficult to describe this show, so I just did my best.

With minimal yet super effective props and costumes they launch headlong into comedy born mainly (somehow) from the news of impending doom, in the form of a diamond-encrusted comet heading for Earth. Whenever the comet was mentioned, the audience was whipped into a frenzy of screaming and hand waving and I'm sure those outside would have been wondering just what on earth was happening in the room.

I would suggest this is a show for those who wonder what Monty Python for the new century would look like. Maybe it's also for those who don't care about Monty Python at all, but just love funny facial expressions with great comedic timing along with wild outbursts that sometimes make no sense. We're okay with that.

These two are having an absolute blast on stage as they play off each other's infectious presence and the audience can't help but go along with them. Two Little Dickheads is a joyful, over the top and hilarious show that shines bright like a diamond.

Two Little Dickheads plays at the National Wine Centre until the 2nd March. Tickets here.
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Why? Joyful chaos
When: 25th Feb - 2nd Mar
Where: National Wine Centre, Hackney Road, Adelaide
Cost: $15 - $25
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