May 8, 2012 by Creative Sidekick - Freelance Creative and Multimedia Journalist
Terry Alderton is back in New Zealand with his new show You’ll Be Glad to See the Back of Him at the Q Theatre in Auckland this week.
While leaving the theatre, following last nights opening night of this unique UK act, my boyfriend said, ‘I can’t wait to read your review of that!’
This is not to say we didn’t like it, we loved it! It was just that he is so totally insane that we found it difficult to describe his show.
I wasn’t surprised to learn that Terry had an acting background as his phsycalities and charactisations are spot on. I believe he is the most theatrical comedian I have ever seen on stage (with the exception of Lee Evens; a comparison and indeed impersonation Terry makes himself, and who Kiwi readers may not be aware of so you will just have to trust me on this one).
This show is random and surreal, a sort of planned bedlam with huge Shakespearean expressions and movements. There’s music, sound effects, songs, dancing and many many characters.
To read the full review see our sister blog Keeping Up With The Grid!