INITIALLY befuddled by the amount of blokes on stage, we soon realised there were no "Changing Jennifers", only "Jims"!
Watch out, this show demands audience participation. We were asked to write down title ideas, then the "Jims" (aka Eugene, Phil, Eden and Dan) began their
pitches for which play would unfold.
On this particular night, we missed out on the spontaneous performance of "The Taco King vs Ticket Machine Man", which fell by the wayside in favor of "The Fireman and the Dragon" in accordance with the audience participation clap-o-meter rating system. The story, set in Fairydomm (aka Ireland), then began.
How the team brings together a good 25 minutes of improv is pure mastery. Apart from a few scenes that led up blind trails, the story was held together by about 15 characters - men, women, children and, of course, a dragon!
The "Jims" captured our attention with convincing acting, a ton of laughs and an actual plot. They team pulled the whole show together so well you forgot there were no lines to learn, no scenes to prepare or characters to develop, as it's all just evolved on the spot.
"Where there is flame without control and a fire without a fireplace - I will be there", reads the Fireman from the (imagined) infamous hat, saving the last of Fairydomm's inhabitants to rousing applause.
It's good fun and as, you'd expect, there's a different plot every night.
The Changing Jennifers are at La Boheme again tomorrow and will be performing monthly shows until October. More Cabaret Fringe reviews can be found on Adelaide ArtBeat.