FRINGEWORLD 2017 – Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd: Parallel Univers-ity (4 stars)

Review by Amanda Lancaster.

Welcome to parallel university – your crash course in what life could have/should have/would have been  like if your imagination was anywhere near as wild as self-titled professor, Wyatt Nixon Lloyd.

If you, like most of us could do with a break from reality, come and join in the silliness and shenanigans of Nixon Lloyd’s ultra realities. Parallel universe theory is the thematic thread attempting to hold together an hour-long crash course in comedy.

The professor treats his class to a non-stop barrage of skits, songs, jokes, and more! Without ruining the show’s hilarious surprises, I advise you to get ready to be completely immersed in what can only be described as the most hyperactive and eclectic mix of non stop laughs you’ll encounter.

From the Dad-style one-liners, to the incredibly clever tongue-in-cheek radio show parody there is definitely something for almost every version of yourself –  depending on what your idea of humour is in each universe of course!

The beautifully intimate theatre of the Flaming Locomotive at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, makes what could easily have been an over the top show seem incredibly cosy and personal. Watch in amazement as Nixon Lloyd takes a solo  performance piece and turns it into a complete ensemble of crazy life-like characters – all with little more than a laptop remote and a pair of socks.

Nixon Lloyd is one of the most likeable charismatic charming performers I’ve seen hit the stage. Even his nervous missteps or small slip ups are turned into humorous anecdotes and fast as lightening – ad libbing for the audience’s amusement. Parallel Univers-ity is not so much a course in science fiction as  it is social fact-ion.

Enjoy an hour of witty repartee and repose between  the professor and his moderating parallel selves. Do not miss or underestimate this fabulous fringe show.


When: 20th – 28th January 2017 | 9:30pm

Where: The Flaming Locomotive | AGWA | Fringe Central | PERTH

Tickets: $16 – $21

Info: Duration 60 minutes | Suitable 15+