FRINGEWORLD 2017 – The Last Waltz (4 stars)

Review by Laura Money

The Last Waltz is a charmingly beautiful play about how two people can bond over the one thing that is universal – love. It isn’t a love story, however, the two people in question are just two men from different walks of life who get talking and realise they have more in common than they first thought.

Krishnan Singh is a taxi driver on a normal night out, working the graveyard shift, listening to music when he picks up a rather unexpected fare. It all seems so normal at first, this loud man with his bag of bottles and tools clanking around at his feel, chatting away in a thick Aussie drawl. They chat and really get to know each other, Krishnan reveals his love for karaoke and this evokes stories about a wedding the young man attended in his youth.

The young man gets out and when he returns, everything changes. What follows is a fast-paced drive through Perth, as the bond between these two people of such different backgrounds is strained and then strengthened. Connecting on a level that many wouldn’t, The Last Waltz uses clever language to bind these two in a deep friendship and understanding. Tender, heartfelt, and well performed, The Last Waltz is a beautiful play about connection.


When: 26th January – 12th February 2017 | 7:00pm

Where: Hellenic Club WA | Northbridge | PERTH

Tickets: $16

Info: Duration 35 minutes | WA Artist | Suitable 15+