Adelaide Fringe Review: Woolly: The Morose Merino presented by Alexander Cofield
A Brit comedian with a South Australian tale.
Yorkshire man, Alexander Cofield, is a 20 something sexually frustrated sheep (?) who takes us on an amusing and interesting trip. Leaving his home in England, and his friend, Dolly, Woolly engages us with visits to the vet, the perils of flying 26 hours to Australia and working in a shearing shed in Australia.
Woolly has serious issues which he openly shares with the audience. He is self-deprecating, moody and has a masculinity problem. To try and mend these issues, he works in a shearing shed near Mount Gambier, tossing bails of wool and mustering sheep. Does it work? Will he succumb to the advances by Shazza? Well, ewe will have to see the show to find out.
Cofield actually based this show on true events. Working in a shearing shed in South Australia did happen and he nails characters that work in these sheds beautifully. Beware the sheep testicles.
The ‘flight scene” of being trapped in a window seat on a long haul plane trip was so real and funny.
Woolly: The Morose Mernio embellishes sheep jokes and phrases. It is a little strange – A mix of Noddy and Stephen King, but in a good way. The show was also nominated for Best Comedy award at the Melbourne Fringe 2016.
Don’t be left out of the flock…..ewe need to see this show. Chop Chop, before it ends.
Words Geoff Jenke