Blood OrangeSorry you missed this event…
Princess Theatre, Launceston
No Babes in Arms
Suitable for 15 years and older
Contains coarse language and adult themes
No recording or photography
Blood Orange is the third collaboration between writer/performer Paul McDermott and guitar/rock/god Glenn Moorhouse.
It’s the culmination of three years of intense study and personal observation. The previous PAUL + 1 shows have been fixated on the implications and reactions to the pandemic (see BACKSTORY below). In 2023, finally freed from the claustrophobia of COVID and its all-invasive presence PAUL + 1 felt able to explore new and powerful territory.
Blood Orange tackles three large conceptual themes facing contemporary society: The fall of Empire, the rise of women, and wanking (not necessarily in that order).
From these broad but deceptively simple topics, PAUL + 1 has created a sonic hellscape of contemporaneous hilarity. This is a modern work for modern people that has appealed to both young and old.
Daring and dangerous, and willing to dive head-first into topics most other comedians are afraid of touching, PAUL + 1 offers a dark antidote to this nervous, and overprotective era. This is a show that dances madly where other shows fear to tread. It is a carnival ride of the absurd, a feral outpouring of indignant rage at a broken system, and a sweet-voiced assault on hypocrisy, seamlessly executed by a swaggering idiot and his guitar-playing cocaine bear.
★★★★★ “Naughty fun of the highest calibre”
★★★★★ “Laughter is good for the soul and my soul feels really good now”
★★★★ “He’s lost none of his aggressive charm”
★★★★ “McDermott’s sharp songwriting shines in this riotous performance”