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It’s Fringe time and I started mine in style by attending ‘Shoot from the Hip’ at the Courthouse in North Melbourne. It’s a jazzy crime noir show.
This production takes its inspiration from 1940s detective stories and follows the main character, a private investigator and ex-novelist, on his quest to recover a kidnapped fictional character. In trying to retrieve her he is faced with corrupt politicians, pesky police officers, and literary monkeys. His client, a successful writer, is alluringly distracting but also seems to know more than she lets on…
The story is delivered in the style of old radio shows. Three actors, a jazz band, and a man in charge of sound effects (he had a real typewriter!) brought the concept to life. They did an impressive job in creating the mood of the time and transported the audience to the underbelly of a Gotham-like city.
Humorous, melodic, and elegant – this little production is sure to please.
Claudia B. is a German/Kiwi graphic designer and illustrator who has been living and working in Melbourne for the last four years. She enjoys a good glass of whiskey and the occasional pole dancing class.
‘Shoot from the Hip‘ runs 16-25 September at the Courthouse Hotel.
The venue is not accessible.
Disclosure: The Plus Ones were invited guests of Encore PR.