Anyone who has ever grown-up in a small town will know the pull it has. Although growing-up there may be filled with dreams of escaping, when it finally happens there is still a thread of connection which remains and draws you back to that place to revisit your past.
Steele Saunders grew-up in the seaside town of Rosebud and his new show of the same name is a reminiscence of his life in this small town and of one particular night and set of incidents which had a lasting effect.
Beginning with Steele awakening in a strange room with a bad hangover, the story takes the audience on a tour of the town of Rosebud where we encounter local characters. Steele guides the audience through the pains of growing-up in small town Australia – the local hard men; buying your first condom; the terrible local nightclub. This is all delivered with a style and professionalism which marks Saunders out as a comedian experienced in getting his audiences to laugh in all the right places and chastising them when they take time to get a gag.
If you come from a small town this show will ring many old and familiar bells with its descriptions of the life there and is highly recommended. As someone who grew-up in a small seaside town on the other side of the world, the show still chimed with me.
Steele creates a beautiful balance of the hilarious with misty-eyed reminiscence with this show and ends on a bittersweet note with a nice callback to cap it off. Highly Recommended.
Imperial Hotel - 7pm