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Whiplash by Scott Wings at Adelaide Fringe 2019

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by Chloe Cannell (subscribe)
I'm a writer with a love of young adult novels, musical theatre and vegetarian food.
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The first date story we've all heard before
Scott Wings journeys through his own body to find his runaway heart and its memories in Whiplash.

Whiplash Scott Wings
Sourced from the Adelaide Fringe website

Overall rating: ★★★★

Show warning:
Foul language
Sexual assault references
Minor crowd interaction

After a smash season last year at Melbourne's Fringe Festival, Scott Wings brings his newest show Whiplash to Adelaide Fringe 2019. Wings is a leading Australian performance poet entertaining audiences across the country and overseas. His work includes the award-winning Icarus Falling, COLOSSI, and Ruckus Slam.

In Whiplash, Wings uses his words and body to tell the story of a first date exploring themes of love, hope and memories. Although some of us have likely already lived it, Wings asks himself the timeless first-date questions: 'is it love at first sight?' 'do they think I'm funny or cute?' 'is this going okay?' 'who screwed up there?'

Wings avoids the traps of an awkward small solo show by inviting the crowd to feel involved in his physical journey with a little music, dance and comedy, before yelling in our faces about conspiracies.

Every inch of the small square stage is touched by Wings as he contorts his body and twists his words into the different characters inside his mind and body. His transition between personas is simple to follow and both subtle and dramatic.

Whiplash is a little bit stupid and a little bit heart-warming like most first dates.

See Whiplash as a part of the Fringe at the National Wine Centre in the Vines Room Gallery Room from 14 to 20 February at 7.15pm and in the Gallery Room February 22 to March 1 at 9.45pm. Tickets are priced from $18 to $25. Book tickets through the Adelaide Fringe website.
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Why? A mix of spoken word, physical theatre, comedy and poetry
When: Feb 14 - 20 @ 7.15PM, Feb 22 - Mar 1 @ 9.45PM
Where: National Wine Centre, Hackney Rd & Botanic Rd, Adelaide SA 5000
Cost: $18 - 25
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Great review Chloe. Thanks!
by Michael Genrich (score: 3|1651) 512 days ago
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