arts, Reviews

Fish… not just another 4-letter word

We were lucky enough to be invited along to check out Fish, on it’s sold out opening night at the popular Melba Spiegeltent in Collingwood, and despite what the name may imply, this latest piece from the team at the Rollercoaster Theatre Company actually had little to do with, well… fish.

Instead the theme focused on another four-letter word – fear. Not the kind of ‘clown under the bed’, ‘monsters in the closet fear’, – the real, everyday, average person fears. Things like spiders, car horns, terrorists, overzealous romantic pursuits from management, getting sick again… etc.

All of these topics were tackled by the talented cast in a slightly quirky, off beat performance which was a mix of sketch, song and dance – and included a hilarious yet humanising parody of Donald Trump.

All in all, the show was quite magical, with lots of laughs despite the heavy content covered. A little political, a little wonderful – and real shame it wraps up after only 3 nights.

A little about Rollercoaster Theatre Company

Rollercoaster is made up of a group of trained, experienced Melburnian actors who have a broad range of disabilities. Born from the realisation that there were not enough opportunities for actors with disabilities in Melbourne – the not-for-profit group formed with team collaboration in mind, and have been delivering high quality performance pieces ever since.

Where: Melba Spiegletent –  35 Johnston Street, Collingwood
When: 31 August – 2 September
More information: Check out there website.