Frank Woodley

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Optimism

17 Aug 20092 stars

Lazy and ill thought out stage version of Voltaire’s Candide

While still at an impressionable age, Candide comes under the influence of a forceful teacher with an inclination to the philosophical, and meanders out into life convinced that ‘Everything is for the best in this best of all possible worlds’. Whatever…

Optimism - Things can only get better

8 Aug 2009

Frank Woodley tells Mark Fisher why Optimism is the feelgood hit of the summer

This time last year Frank Woodley was mucking in with the Fringe’s finest as he brought his solo show Possessed to the Assembly Rooms. It was much the same as it had been for the best part of 20 years for the rubber-limbed Australian comic, a Fringe…

Frank Woodley

7 Aug 20083 stars

Ghost story with giggles

Frank Woodley is a multi-talented man whose one-man show, Possessed, is a surprising, zany, and dramatic mix of acrobatics, slapstick, song, pathos, wit, and caricature. The wheezing narrator tells us this is a spooky, scary love story. Model boat maker…