Garry Starr Performs Everything
Garry Starr Performs Everything is a hysterical, insane, one-man romp through theatre.
Performed by Damien Warren-Smith, this stunning debut solo show will leave you crying with laughter and begging for more.
Warren-Smith plays disgraced actor Garry Starr who, fresh from dismissal at the Royal Shakespeare Company, attempts to save theatre from its impending destruction by performing every genre of theatre in 60 minutes, believing somehow that this will reignite people’s love for theatre.
Just go with it.
Thus, ensues an hour of absurdism and hilarity; comedy in the hands of a master.
The audience is taken on a delightful (and did I mention insane?) journey through the realms of physical comedy, mime, burlesque, melodrama, tragedy, mask, circus and many more.
The piece is partly satirical, but also awe inspiring as Warren-Smith is actually skilled enough to pull off a convincing approximation of each genre with hilarious results.
The show is jam packed full of highlights and stunning moments, such as a charming physical comedy routine including audience bashing, some romantic comedy with a lady-and-the-tramp style spaghetti skit and several scenes where Warren-Smith wears an Elizabethan ruffle and not much else.
It’s a sight to see, especially if you sit in the front row, then it’s a sight you can never unsee.
There is extensive audience participation however it is always light-hearted and handled expertly by Warren-Smith.
Theatre buffs will love the theatre in-jokes, but there are more than enough laughs for the average punter.
Garry Starr is a fully developed character full of neuroses and charm, handled expertly by Warren-Smith and is one of the funniest shows you will see at Fringe.
If comedy shows had encores, the audience would bay for it.