REVIEW: WILD WEST ADVENTURE PARTYZOOM, 2021

We’ve all had to pivot to a more online world since the pandemic, with artists having to work overtime to rethink, restructure and revisit their shows and how to connect with audiences.

And while not every show works online, Shelby Bond’s Wild West Adventure Party is a perfect fit.

Upside Adelaide was offered a preview performance of Wild West Adventure Party that the three-time People’s Choice winner will be zooming into the Adelaide Fringe Festival from his home in the U.S.

The 60-minute Wild West Adventure Party is performed live from Shelby Bond’s home in Hollywood and is a fun and interactive storytelling hour where the audience is taken on a journey through the gun-slingin’ Wild West.

Despite the audience being from all corners of the globe, sitting in their own homes, there’s a feeling of camaraderie and togetherness as Shelby tells a story where we all feature as characters.

Be prepared to unmute your mic, turn your camera on and be involved (don’t be in your pyjamas like this reviewer), and make sure you read the instructions before logging on so you’ve got everything ready to roll.

With an exciting storyline, plenty of challenges and a healthy amount of laughs, Shelby Bond’s Wild West Adventure Party is excellent for families and perfect if you’re looking for some entertainment but can’t/don’t want to leave the house.

Wild West Adventure Party is on Feb 19-March 21 (dark on Mondays) at 7 p.m. The Watch from Home full price is $20. Grab your tickets HERE

3.5 stars

By Libby Parker