The Oh Fuck Moment is fucking hilarious. It was completely out of the ordinary and one of the best shows I’ve see in a long time.
I arrived early at the New Wolsey Theatre so I sat in the designated seating area for about 10 minutes with a few other people. As it was nearing the time for the show to start, I couldn’t help but notice there was hardly anybody here. One of the staff members announced that it was time for the show to start and for everybody to follow him, so around 15 of us stood up and followed him out of the front door, which of course is quite unusual. We were taken into a small cramped part of the building round the back and no one really knew what to expect.
We were greeted by one of the members and followed him up the stairs to this small room. We entered single file and upon arrival were each given cups of tea, I thought this was great, it made it a really relaxed environment. The room was an actual office in the New Wolsey Theatre and the board table design by Luke Emery was excellent, with loads of old postit notes and pieces of paper.
Throughout the hour, the were many different anecdotes from both Chris and Hannah. Ranging from very poignant ones about missing a father’s death to funny and slightly crude stories of one’s masturbation habits involving a hockey stick. What I really enjoyed though is how much the audience was involved in the actual act itself. We were all invited to write our own ‘oh fuck moments’ on a postit note that we each had in front of us, and then, through random selection (we had symbols on the bottoms of our mugs) some of us were choses to read our moments, of course we didn’t have to but everyone did.
The funniest anecdote was probably the hailed ‘wanking party’. I know, it sounds very weird. This guy was caught wanking by his landlords, who were husband and wife and his response was “I’m having a party”. Who knows why he said that but it made for a very funny story. After each story from the audience we were asked to hold a pencil if we thought there was a way out of it or a marker if we thought there wasn’t, which was a nice touch.
They’ve done around 90 shows together. They said the show is normally really casual but sometimes people freak out, especially if they’ve just come from an office environment.
If you get a chance to see this show, see it and buy your ticket quickly as there’s a very limited number!
Words and Images: Zac Patsalides