When we were kids, we played make believe, defended our blanket forts from the “bad guys,” and casted our favourite toys in elaborate fantasy tales. As adults, we wake up, hit the gym, go to work, basically the mundane cycle of eat, sleep, and repeat. For many of us, there is not much sense of imagination or creativity, and even if we don’t think we miss it, we do. Immersive theatre can remind even the most sensible grown-ups to enjoy the excitement of exploring a stimulating make-believe world. Audiences today crave that stimulation, and The Gods The Gods The Gods delivered it!
You might be wondering, what exactly is immersive theatre? Well, with immersive theatre the audience stands, instead of just bums in chairs. This allows for the audience members to feel as if they have had a uniquely personal experience and are not just a part of the crowd. Don’t let that scare you off though! If you do get tired from all the dancing and singing you will be partaking in throughout the evening, there are plenty of seats in the airconditioned circus tent at the Perth Cultural Centre.
Through the spoken words of Englishman, Al Wright, the music and vocals of Englishman, Phil Grainger, and the vocals and spoken words of Australian artist Megan Drury, these three performers weave together four unique and intertwined stories via a musical medley mashup.
The trio’s spoken dialogue is poetic in nature, yet also very similar to a melodious rap song. You can feel the groups raw emotions as they sling together stories of Greek Gods, Zeus, Tiresias, and mix them with modern day stories of young love, loss, big dreams, and confidence development. There were a great mixture of ballads, and big beats throughout their twelve tracks. These masters of storytelling had me envisioning each character, and imagining the life they lived, and the struggles they faced.
The Trio made their way through the audience, interacting with the crowd, and kept the momentum going the entire show. The entire performance was such an amazing experience, and so much fun from start to finish. With the crowd being in the middle of the three stages, I really did feel like I was a part of the show.
I didn’t quite know what to expect when I arrived at the Cultural Centre this evening, but this turned out to be one of my absolute favourite Fringe performances to date. If you are looking for a very unique performance that will transport and stimulate your creative side, The Gods The Gods The Gods is definitely for you!
As the Gods would say, carry on wild child!
The Gods The Gods The Gods
Who: PG rated
When: 5th – 12th February 2023- excluding Monday