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‘Crushingly unhealthy’: Footy Present co-host’s theatre debut is a whole flop

‘Crushingly unhealthy’: Footy Present co-host’s theatre debut is a whole flop


Former Footy Present co-host Shane Crawford has been roasted over his theatre debut.

The Hawthorn nice has made the courageous bounce into the world of performing arts — nevertheless it appears it might be a profession shift that received’t final lengthy, if a sweeping collection of brutal evaluations are something to go by.

The AFL nice is taking part in the a part of Pharaoh within the new Melbourne manufacturing of Joseph and the Superb Technicolor Dreamcoat which is working till 15 January on the Regent Theatre.

The 48-year-old has spent loads of time within the media since his retirement following the 2008 Grand Remaining victory, however a change onto the stage doesn’t seem to have maximised the Brownlow medallist’s many abilities.

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Whereas The Age’s Cameron Woodhead was filled with reward for the manufacturing as a complete, he declared “regardless of the hell Crawford is doing because the Pharaoh, it isn’t performing.

The 48-year-old performs a singing solo within the manufacturing which he seems to be pulling off — nevertheless it’s his performing that’s apparently lacking the mark.

“The Pharaoh is meant to be comedian aid – a kind of historic Egyptian Elvis impersonation – however Crawford can’t actually maintain a tune or wobble a seductive lip (and even discover the fitting spot to face, typically) and his clueless prancing resembles selection efficiency with a whiff of formality humiliation about it.

“Severely, the place’s Crimson Symons with a gong while you want him?

“This can be a new nadir for movie star casting … and the sheer absence of expertise Crawford shows is a bit embarrassing for everybody.”

The Guardian’s Tim Byrne rated the present 4 stars out of 5 nevertheless it certain seemed like Crawford was the rationale for the lacking one.

“Disappointment doesn’t start to cowl it. In a manufacturing the place each performer is on the prime of their sport, Crawford’s blundering, tone-deaf flip because the Pharaoh is crushingly unhealthy,” Byrne penned.

“Completely devoid of stage presence, incapable of delivering a single line with aptitude or conviction, his addition to the manufacturing reads like an enormous insult.”

The Herald Solar’s Nui Te Koha was essentially the most variety, explaining Crawford “made the a lot of the materials and introduced his pure charisma and broad likability to the position”.

He even declared the Hawthorn nice’s voice “simply hit the cash observe on Tune Of The King’s crescendo: “Gained’t you inform me what this loopy dream actually means?”.

“However typically his efficiency felt just a little stiff. His voice and efficiency instincts are positively as much as the duty, so right here’s hoping Crawford finds extra nuance, swag — and enjoyable — within the Pharaoh, as soon as he learns to calm down and beneficial properties extra confidence with the position.”

Forward of the manufacturing, Crawford informed 7NEWS: “It’s been an enormous studying curve for me and one thing that I’ve been prepared for the problem, however yeah, I’m simply tippy-toeing my means by means of.”

“We simply wish to have enjoyable and we wish individuals to have enjoyable after they come”.

— with foxsports.com.au



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