Goose (An Odd New One-Man Comedy Whodunit)

How do you go about describing Goose (An Odd One-Man Comedy Whodunnit)? It’s one of those shows that you just have to see with your own eyes to understand it’s sheer awesomeness. Performer Adam Drake along with co-writer Ben Rowse create an unbelievably believable one man show where Drake’s fast-paced, almost nervous monologue describes an increasingly surreal story about David Schwimmer, a car park and of course, the devil. He is accompanied by Hatty Carman on the guitar, who adds some beautiful music and vocals, enhancing the atmosphere for the brilliantly energetic storytelling.

Switching seamlessly between characters, Drake reveals himself to be an instinctively funny performer.

Switching seamlessly between characters, Drake reveals himself to be an instinctively funny performer. His quick delivery and avidly expressive acting has the audience on the edge of their seats, completely convinced of the many uninhibitedly weird plot twists and turns. Word play is rife and intelligent, with hilarious sidebars to the audience throughout. The speedy pace is sometimes hard to keep up with but it’s also what makes this show so entertaining. Somehow it is wildly unpredictable but simultaneously it always makes perfect sense. The writing and use of multi media is superb, while the low-budget props are charmingly crap.

Goose is driven by Adam Drake’s infectious energy; he is an eccentric, intelligent performer, and truly one of a kind. This is a show full of crazy plots, accents and gags, keeping the audience on their toes with boundless energy and creativity. An unexpected, clever and raucous comedy that’s so much more than just another one-man show.

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One man. New comedy. Whodunit (give or take). Live music score. An alphabet of characters. Whopping reveal. All a bit sideways. ‘A surprising, funny, and incredibly unusual piece of maverick comic theatre … one of the most indescribably wonderful pieces of theatre I’ve seen’ ***** (ThreeWeeks). ‘Pulls exceptional comedy from gloriously mundane places ... incredibly clever and full of heart, this is one to revel’ **** (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘Had the audience in stitches’ ***** (Stage). ‘Genius’ ***** (WhatsOnStage.com). ‘Inspired’ **** (List).

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