Skip to main content

Richard Di Gregorio: On Time

"[Richard's] storytelling style and dramatisation allowed the show to be 
meaningful and somewhat philosophical amongst the jokes." 
- Chris Dewberry on ON TIME, Comedy Beast Magazine

 After starring in UK feature film 'The Flirting Club,' Richard Di Gregorio bursts back onto the Melbourne stage in one-man variety show 'Richard Di Gregorio: On Time.' He explores our relationship with time and  what happens when Mr 20-Something wakes one day to find he's 33. A mix of stand-up, storytelling, music and even a short sitcom, the show is intelligent, fast-paced comedy.

How do we perceive time? Does it sometimes trick us? And how many shopping days left until Christmas? After winning their way into 2010’s Short & Sweet Gala, Richard Di Gregorio and Keith Gow team up again as actor and writer to explore these questions and more. Gow's script deftly weaves Di Gregorio's personal – sometimes VERY personal – stories with reflections on the nature of time itself.

Di Gregorio is a man of many talents. A natural storyteller, he also sings, raps and plays guitar during the show, and has even had a feature film script optioned (co-written with director Chris Broadstock). He also stars in the short sitcom ‘Time and Space’ which the audience is treated to halfway through ‘Richard Di Gregorio: On Time.’ Ever wondered what Time and Space would look like as sitcom characters? Or what actually happened that infamous night Richard met Billy Crystal? Wonder no more! Di Gregorio’s charm and energy tie together the entire performance and carry the audience effortlessly through this sparkling hour-long variety show.

Written by Keith Gow

Directed by Chris Broadstock

Produced by Ephiny Gale

Melbourne Fringe Festival - Sept 23-Oct 2, 2011

Adelaide Fringe Festival - Feb 28-March 3, 2012


Popular posts from this blog

A Thing Isn’t Beautiful Because It Lasts: Avengers in the AGE OF ULTRON

The latest film in the Marvel Universe series feels like nothing so much as a season finale. And since Joss Whedon was once the master of creating season finales that were both emotionally satisfying and thematically resonant, it’s good to have him in charge for the second Avengers movie, Age of Ultron.
I’d like to compare it to the epic scope of Buffy’s “The Gift” but it feels more like Angel, if anything. Things change, the world moves on – and the best you can do is keep fighting. And embrace change.
Tony Stark has always been flawed, but by the third film in his own trilogy, he seemed to have found an emotional peace. But with that peace comes the idea that he can use his technology – his faith in machines being his tragic flaw – to create a replacement for the Avengers. He births an army of robots to calm the populace and fight alien foes.
Robert Downey Jnr’s Stark is such a towering figure in the Marvel Universe films – and to make him partly the villain of this new film is a s…

You are far away: Agent Cooper and his troubling return to Twin Peaks

“What year is this?” Dale Cooper asks in the final scene of Twin Peaks: The Return, the last of many unanswered questions left as the 18-part feature film concluded a week ago.
It’s far from the first time we’ve seen someone who looks like Dale Cooper lost for answers over recent months. But it might be the first time we have definitive proof that he’s in over his head.
Mr C, Dale Cooper’s doppelganger, who was first seen in the original series’ finale back in 1991, returned to the town of Twin Peaks with a goal in mind. Mr C was flexible, though. He had to be; he’d set so many things in motion over twenty-five years, if he’d remained fixated, he would never have come as far as he did.
Dougie, Dale Cooper’s tulpa – created by and from Mr C, wandered aimlessly through life, but slowly made every life he touched better. Plans change and Dougie changed with them. Slowly but surely, Dougie pieced together Cooper’s past life and became richer for it.
Agent Cooper, the third part of this T…

Melbourne Comedy Festival – Garry Starr Conquers Troy

Last year, Garry Starr explored every genre of theatre in order to try to save it. Now that he’s saved theatre, he wants to make sure actors out there know how to be the best skilled actor (or, skactor) they can be. Garry has written a book called “An Actor Pretends” about the history of pretendism.
Chapter by chapter, Garry’s vast knowledge of being a triple threat is explored on stage in front of our very eyes. He explains how to audition for a director when you’re waiting on them in a restaurant. He tells us how to act when we inevitably move to Hollywood and get botox and we can’t move our face. And then there’s his unconventional method for learning lines by osmosis.
Rubber-faced actor and comedian Damien Warren-Smith is so damn charismatic that he’ll have you on his side within minutes – and have some of you up on stage as part of Team Garry, if you dare. If you don’t want to participate, don’t sit in the front row like I did; though my moment in the spotlight only consisted of…