Garry Starr: Greece Lightning

Despite the hyper atmosphere and start of Garry Starr’s Greece Lightning, there is something vaguely unsettling about the manic nature of the way that Starr approaches this show. Using different theatre, musical and film tropes and styles, Starr takes us through an incredibly theatrical and varied retelling of Greek mythology, despite the fact that mythology does not really seem to be the entire focus of the show.

Completely unexpected and makes sense in an incredibly twisted way

This show is explicitly dirty, to the point where it is almost too much. With clever use of different comedy techniques including mispronunciation, miscommunication and escalation, there are clever bits to the show that trump its explicitness. Each distinct part is completely unexpected and makes sense in an incredibly twisted way to the point where it would be hard to imagine it told any differently. Starr knows how to make us laugh, and freely uses audience interaction in his performance, to the point it becomes slightly unclear whether we’re laughing because we find him funny or we’re simply nervous.

Starr is very sure of himself and he does own the space that he is in. This show is crazy so it does take a while to fully process it. But to be safe, this is not one to sit through with your parents.

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Winner of Best Comedy, Adelaide Fringe 2022 Weekly Awards. An overzealous idiot attempts to perform all of Greek mythology in less than 60 minutes to save his Hellenic homeland from economic ruin. Never before has Medusa been looser, Achilles more sillies, or Uranus so heinous. Having single-handedly saved the performing arts in 2018 with his multi award-winning debut show, Garry Starr Performs Everything, comic wunderkind Garry Starr returns with another anarchic masterclass not to be mythed. 'Uproariously funny... a superb, accessible clown' (Scotsman). 'Exquisite clowning... effortlessly likeable... an hour you won't want to end' (List).

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