Review by Kieran Eaton
Barry Morgan is Out of This World is ironically down to earth. Barry Morgan is that Aussie character that you would recognise in a family barbeque. The relatable nature of Morgan is the key to his success, as he feels like a mate or a family member. The difference is that Morgan has mountains of charisma that brings the most out of an audience. The relaxed Mandurah audience went with his charm so easily, he barely had to lift a finger!
Seeing Morgan’s massive trademark organ on display, you know this guy is larger than life! He oozes unbelievable talent with the organ he can perform without looking, while encouraging some playful volunteers to add a physical gag to his show. Morgan pushes these volunteers to their limits by even embarrassing a young lad with application of lipstick. The biggest talent of this Adelaide showman is his crowd work.
The reason this show is called Barry Morgan is Out of This World is to highlight his love for space-based music. The theme is very loose, kind of like Morgan’s personality but that does not matter because of his natural comedic talent. It very hard to put this act into a box and it appears that is how Morgan wants it. This joyful performance will get you laughing with glee whether you know this Safari Suit wearer or not. He will make you want to shout him a beer or his favourite Pimms with becks.
Barry Morgan Is Out of This World played at FRINGEWORLD 2017 in February 2017
When: 4th – 14th March 2017 (7pm)
Where: Room 4 at Tuxedo Cat | Cnr Franklin & King William St | ADELAIDE
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL:
When: 11th – 23rd April 2017 (7pm)
Where: Beckett Theatre | Malthouse Theatre | MELBOURNE