To stupidity and beyond

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AFTER a year hiatus, the Uni Revue will return to the Theatre Royal in May for a fun night of laughter, dancing, singing and acting.

In the Old Nick Company’s 74th year of hosting the review, the production is titled ‘Tool Story’ – a parody of much-loved children’s animated movie, ‘Toy Story’ – and will take aim at Donald Trump’s term as President of the United States of America, as well as have a more local focus on Tasmanian politics.

The show will open at the Theatre Royal in Hobart on 7 May and run to 22 May before heading to the Princess Theatre from 27 to 29 May.

‘Tool Story’director Helen Cronin said there was about 21 people taking part in the production.

“We’re really excited, it’s great to be back,” she said.

“It’s one of the best shows you can be in and be involved with.

“It’s fun, it’s bright, we poke fun at people, and we get away with things that most people aren’t allowed to get away with.”

For Darcy Inglis, ‘Tool Story’ will be the first time he has been on stage performing.

“I was lucky enough to see a Uni Revue in 2008 and then ‘The Lyin’ King’ in 2019 as well, so I had a fair idea of what I was getting myself into, but it’s a show unlike any other,” he said.

“I’m so happy to be part of something so uniquely Tasmanian, as well as something that’s getting me out of my comfort zone, building my confidence and extending my networks while having a lot of fun doing it.

“It’s like having a family and I feel close to everyone involved, they’ve been so kind to me.”

The show will have some COVID-19 restrictions in place, but audiences can rest assured that it will be a great night.

“It’s great that Tasmania has done such a great job of managing the pandemic, and the theatre has put in strategies so we can all be safe and have some joy in our lives and continue with the arts, laughter and happiness,” Mr Inglis said.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or the Uni Revue Facebook page.

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