What's refreshing about Mush is that there is little to no "adult content", it's all such wholesome and innocent fun and it's a wonderful way to forget the stresses and worries of real life and throw yourself into the sketches of a waiter who thrives off applause or a conductor eager to get his rehearsals started. Character sketches follow one after the other as we take a seat inside Detto's wacky brain.
Of course, a show like this relies on audience engagement and audience participation, and Detto excels in with both of these. He has a variety of characters up his sleeve and every time he exits the stage, you have no idea who will be popping back in. Priests, photographers and inanimate objects are all part of his absurd repertoire.
Detto is very clever with his audience participation, building up from having us simply accepting something from him, to interacting with us from our seat to eventually having us on stage with him - all voluntarily though. He creates such a playful and warm environment that there were instances where audience members would contribute to a scene without even being prompted.
His charisma and affable nature are a huge drawcard to this kind of comedy and theatre and Detto displays immense skills as a clown and an improvisor. It’s a winning combination that brings sheer joy while watching Mush. With three performances left at Melbourne Fringe, you would be mad to not go and experience it for yourself.
Season: until 16 October | 9:30pm
Duration: 50 minutes
Tickets: $20 Full | $17 Concession
Bookings: Melbourne Fringe Festival