Adelaide Fringe Review: Furiozo: Man Looking for Trouble

Furiozo: Man Looking for Trouble, Adelaide Fringe 2024
FIFTY+SA Arts Reviewer, David Jobling, reviews the solo punk-rock comedy clown show without a single word at Adelaide Fringe, Furiozo: Man Looking for Trouble.

Do you fondly remember the anarchic physical comedy of Los Trios Ringbarkus or the early days of the Doug Anthony All Stars? Maybe you wore torn jeans held together with safety-pins at high-school, threw yourself around a mosh-pit with absolute abandon? If you’re still propping up the bar at the Crown and Anchor enjoying a lark, despite occasionally getting shocked by the oldie staring back at you from the mirror, Furiozo: Man Looking for Trouble is a show for you!

Anyone who enjoyed the Jackass movies or saw Steve O on tour a couple of decades back, will appreciate this production, as long as you fling yourself into the spirited storytelling, you’ll have a blast. Even if the closest you’ve come to anarchy is enjoying the unselfconscious roaring antics of a naughty three-year-old defiantly ripping the arms off their teddy-bear, you’ll probably bust a gut with this six foot tall bald grunting bad boy.

Gather your posse and face-off with Furiozo for an hour of Polish punk-clown mayhem. Get into his world of absolute self-annihilation. This is an energetic show that brilliantly draws the audience in with a lot to say without any words to speak of.

Furiozo: Man Looking for Trouble, Adelaide Fringe 2024
Image credit: Author supplied

Furiozo, created and performed by Piotr Sikora, rips through a lifetime filled with stupid mistakes, tragic consequences and familiar behaviours leaving a heavily stained legacy that’s likely to spin on over and over for generations to come.

His antics insist upon your willingness to pretend, to play along and foolishly take no prisoners. Let Furiozo be the prisoner. The finely tuned communication skills Sikora applies are very amusing, and if he happens to entrap you for a few moments, dive into his crazy, keep it all spinning out of control knowing he’s actually got you covered.

There are adult themes, depictions of substance abuse, simulated sex and violence – but along the lines of that naughty three year old I mentioned earlier.

I’ll leave you with this, if Mr Bean and Vivian from The Young Ones had a love child, it very likely could be Furiozo.

Furiozo: Man Looking for Trouble

until Sunday 3rd of March

Sugar, Rundle St & The Courtyard of Curiosities, Migration Museum


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