In the lead up to Tidy Town of the Year being judged, the remote town of Gandiddiyup seems to be ready for a big win. None more so then the staff of the local motel. However, when they discover a headless, limbless body, blood proves to be just the beginning of their clean-up.
Tidy Town of the Year certainly has its moments. Though the trio of actor/writers means it has inconsistencies in pacing and style. Never-the-less there are good laughs to be had which are able to balance the intensity of the dark subject matter with comedic relief.
The comedy is rather relevant and deeply Australian, but would not be everyone’s cup of tea. There is a sense that the writers are trying too hard, perhaps, to make the subject matter serious, when they should have let the absurdity of the situation rein. (ATS)
Until Mar 22, Old Fitzroy Theatre, 129 Dowling St, Woolloomooloo, $21-32, 1300 307 264, sitco.net.au