This is a show for those who remember Four Crown Port, Ben Ean Moselle and Burger King Restaurants in Adelaide, which counts me in.
Peter Goers is not a comedian, but rather a man of words, telling stories which are often amusing and occasionally hilarious. He started the show in lycra holding a take away coffee cup, immediately offending any bike riders. He continued talking while doing a change into his “Op Shop” clothes on stage.
Peter took us for a trip down memory lane, recalling people and places he has been. Jamestown, Clare, Strathalbyn were some of the country towns are all at his mercy. He also told stories of South Australian people who have been involved in the arts, be it stage or screen. Stories were usually amusing but sometimes thought provoking and sentimental. Some of the mentioned names were even too old for me to know but I still found the antidotes interesting.
At times politically incorrect but never in a bad way. Peter told how the world was growing up and the audience nodded and agreed with him.
There were stories about public toilets, but no toilet humour was used. Stories included the Clare show and driving in his Triumph, the car before his “heritage listed Volvo”. He spoke about signs of getting old and we all nod in agreement.
There was a moving reflection on his friendship with comedian Dave Flannigan. He then proceeded to tell a couple of his favourite Dave jokes.
A self confessed “rag and bones” man, Peter Goers talked to us for solid hour. We all wished he could have talked for another hour.
A first class Fringe act in a first class venue, The Holden Street Theatres.
Words Geoff Jenke