(Roisin Agnew’s article appeared in the Irish Times, 9/12.)
A guy is brought into the sittingroom of a house he’s viewing where he finds a hundred people sitting watching him. The potential housemate reassures him, “they’re really good listeners, and they love questions”. Ahhhs and yesses abound, until a guy eating from a box of Frosties tells the new guy that he’s “shite.” The audience agrees, braying at him to “Dance! Dance!”
Much like in this sketch, stepping into a Foil, Arms, and Hog show is like sitting down on a mate’s couch for some particularly memorable high octane high nonsense. There is comfort in being in a theatre when they’re on stage.
Stage Voices Publishing for archived posts and sign up for free e-mail updates: http 2015:// www.stagevoices.com/ . If you would like to contribute a review, monologue, or other work related to theatre, please write to Bob Shuman at Bobjshuman@gmail.com.