FRINGE REVIEW: PETER GOERS INLOOK MA, NO HANS!’, HOLDEN STREET THEATRES, 2019

Peter Goers is the ultimate storyteller and Look Ma, No Hans! is a collection of funny, engaging and delightful tales from Goers’ life.

Entering stage left in one of legendary local Hans’ (AKA Matt Gilbertson’s) sequinned outfits and holding an accordion, Goers does a reverse striptease into a more familiar suit, before settling in to begin a series of stories and memories.

Regaling accounts from his colourful life, Peter Goers is warm, witty and wonderfully charming.

Feeling more like an afternoon with a friend than a fully booked show in The Arch at Holden Street Theatres, Look Ma, No Hans! was a really lovely time.

Much of the joy of the production came from the audience’s delight as Goers twigged their memories of TV shows, places, faces and foods that are now long past their use by dates.

Stories beautifully told, with the perfect amount of light and shade, Look Ma, No Hans! is pitched as “yet another nice show particularly for old people”, but if you’re someone who likes a good story and enjoys autobiographical quips and quirky tales, you’ll love this.

Also, special mention to the bloke with the lovely voice who comes out to sing a song in the middle.

4 stars

By Libby Parker

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