OK, so Rising Water right. Essentially the play was a boring rambling bunch of nothing with a side order of stupid.Let’s call it “An aquatic Don’s Party 2”.Positives. The set was great. The play not so. A spirit child rowing a boat around for no reason, ridiculously reeling in a fish which turns into a kite. Groan. Lines like, “You’ve got to open the hatch to your heart and wait for a breeze.” Risible. Unexplained was why a red headed (supposed) lezzo is so interested in fat old bastard Baxter. Why are we concentrating on old bastard when there’s a water borne lesbian on hand? How is the topic of rooting underaged lactating schoolgirls rendered boring so easily?Why does the English backpacker spends most of the play lying on the deck wasted and wasted as a character. I can’t see any chance of it touring over east or anywhere, not just because of all the Perth references, but because it’s so fucking boring. 80s WA inc Perth references! London can’t wait.Ditch the play, keep the set. Strip out the Winton and drop in Titarse Andronicus and now you’ve got something.
But, whatever, now get this. Before it started, Tim was wandering around talking to Luke Longley and Woosha etc, looking of course like a slob in jeans, tshirt and sneakers. But when he comes out for the bow at the end, he’s got no fucking shoes on! At what point does he decide that the shoes have to come off? It was a fucking outrage and total posing. I’m wearing a hand tied bow tie and the cunt comes out in bare feet? Yes, I have already informed Occ Health and Safety. I was forced to delete some of my photos, so those I have left are not of good quality, but there is this blurry shot of Winton with shoes on.Some of my predictions came true too except John Howard not Kelso was the manatee..
The play is just devoid of anything actually interesting. Geoff(I’m still alive) Kelso’s character Col (Of course he’s called Col) has a few ok lines, but it’s such cliched larrikinism, that who cares?
Items of note: Woosha, Eric Ripper, Luc Longley, Max Kay. AC/DC shirt, Gday from WA shirt. Only set designers should see this play.