Sunday, 19 February 2012

International Gala Show - European

1. Jean Garin
Magic screen test
Nice projection screen act, very well timed and some nice ideas, but not convinced its magic.
Stu: 6 Geoff: 6 Matt: 5 Max: 4 Gordie: 6

2. Aaron Crow
Kung Fu stunter
I guess Aaron gets paid by the minute, he performed the archer routine he performed on the Magicians show a few weeks back. I think he may have argued with the stage manager as I think he tried to shoot him.
Stu: 4 Geoff: 4 Matt: 4 Max: 5 Gordie: 6

3. Compagnie Poc
Great act, balls & hats, really superb. Clever ending.
Stu: 8 Geoff: 8 Matt: 7 Max: 8 Gordie: 8

4. Sebastian Nicolas
A timely act
Enjoyable time based manipulation act.
Stu: 7 Geoff: 7 Matt: 8 Max: 8 Gordie: 8

5. Amethyst
Eaten alive & spikes
mirror, walking knot, spikes & flamed impailment and a tiger! A dangerous escape to close.
Stu: 9 Geoff: 9 Matt: 8 Max: 8 Gordie: 8

Second half

Children's competition winners
3. David Ginn
2. Craig Petty
1. Andy Clockwise

The Murray Award
Gerritt Brengman
Russ Stevens (he proposed!)

Ken Dodd comedy award
Wayne Dobson

6. Derek Lever
Funny guy, hates kids
Stu: 8 Geoff: 8 Matt: 8 Max: 8 Gordie: 8
Ken Dodd & Mark Raffles
Between them they awarded each other the Neville King Award, not sure each knew who it went to. Ken then went on to entertain.

7. Aaron Crow
More from the Kung Fu kid
Nice bullet catch routine with a paintball, just wish he wouldn't rush through everything.
Stu: 7 Geoff: 1 Matt: 7 Max: 7 Gordie: 5

8. Les Chapeaux
Black & White magic
Good changing faces act, not my type of thing, but technically very clever.
Stu: 6 Geoff: 8 Matt: 8 Max: 7 Gordie: 7

9. Jerome
Nice shadow puppet act with projections.
Stu: 7 Geoff: 6 Matt: 4 Max: 5 Gordie: 4

10. Marc Metral
A vent from the Moulin Rouge
Started off funny but surreal, then moved to down right odd with the crocodile, next into the instant stooge vent with 4 volunteers. Next a napkin rabbit. Odd!
Stu: 4 Geoff: 7 Matt: 6 Max: 4 Gordie: 8

11. Christian Farla
The Scorpion
Amazing and fast illusion act featuring a very impressive water escape.
Stu: 9.5 Geoff: 9 Matt: 9 Max: 9 Gordie: 9

Finale featuring Lumina
Violins & Dancers
Stu: 7 Geoff: 6 Matt: 6 Max: 7 Gordie: 6

Tonight's compere was John Martin, very funny guy, loads of super gags.
Many thanks to all the backstage guys especially Juan, Tony, Graham & Mark. Always very slick.
In summary good but long, if Aaron hadn't of walked the auditorium TWICE we'd have been out by 10:30.

-- Stu

1 comment:

  1. Didn't think the compere was that funny, didn't laugh at more than a couple of his gags.

    Did you miss lady Gaga with the violin, blinding everyone with the lasers?