This is Coppin’s first time at the Adelaide Fringe and straight from the start, from the first kick off (soccer talk) this smart, quick witted “Gobby” from the UK, certainly captured the audience’s attention.
This is Coppin’s first time at the Adelaide Fringe and straight from the start, from the first kick off (soccer talk) this smart, quick witted “Gobby” from the UK, certainly captured the audience’s attention. It was worth the trek up to the Rooftop in the heart of the city, through the drizzle and humidity. Set in a rather small rectangle room, bright red walls dimly lit in our section, which made the stage light up in equivalent to a 600 watt light globe. We were within 2-3 metres from Nik, though, he really didn’t quite need a microphone. The audience were practically at his feet, it was fantastic, as we felt as though we were also part of his performance, and therefore we had no chance of miss hearing him, in his “Swankee” UK accent.
He introduced himself, compared the weather to that of his hometown, which us “Aussies” can relate to, and instantly, the audience were in stitches. A few American travelers in the audience came under the spot light, as sport was mentioned. AFL Football, Soccer and the American Football. He bantered with others, which later in the show, he kept going back to, which made it even funnier.
Some of his stories were very believable, until the punch line!! He didn’t hesitate or pause at anytime, humour and personality just flowed. He threw in the two taboos, religion and a spattering of politics, just skimming the surface and not incriminating himself. All of you, Essendon supporters out there, I’d say he’d know more about the heritage of your club than most of you would! Just ask him!
The title Loquacious in the dictionary sums him up to a cup of tea. (English Breakfast). He earned his pepsi, as the length of the show went for approx 55 minutes, without too many breaths in between. A show that would appeal to all different people, of all different ages. Well worth a squiz, for the ticket price of $17.75
Nik Coppin - Loquacious (Adelaide Fringe)
AT: The Tuxedo Cat, Adelaide, South Australia
Tue 03 Mar '09 to Sat 21 Mar '09