Tribulation crashes on an unfabulous reef
The one-man musical, Tribulation, has closed after a single part-performance at the Rondo Theatre last night. The much anticipated production which was written, directed and performed by healthcare-worker and fashion blogger Jamie Tingley of Brinsmead, aimed to tell the true story of closet homosexual, tap-dancer and lover of cos-play, Captain James Cook.
After a relatively well received opening song and dance routine, the second and third acts were continuously interrupted by cat-calling and whistling from the audience of seven theatregoers, many of whom claimed to be allegedly offended by the production.
Mr Tingley did not return to stage for the fourth of a programmed twenty-seven acts and was last seen running along Greenslopes Street wearing a Number-Five Dress Uniform, ruff and matching tiara. The production remains rudderless in Plymouth harbour.
This morning's Cairns Post review of the abortive performance has described Mr Tingley as a "tone-deaf, tuneless buffoon with a light-pink view of history" and suggested that he "make his way as soon as possible to meet some Hawaiians who could deal with him in an historically accurate way".
A spokesperson for the Rondo management has advised that the venue would be closed for four days whilst the papier-mâché models of Cape Horne and Botany Bay were dismantled. After that time, pre-purchased tickets to Tribulation would be redeemable for candy-bar credit. Counselling would be made available for any patron who is feeling any adverse effects from attending the show.