BATSHIT Bingo- The Ultimate Benedict Andrews Bingo Cards

Need something to amuse yourself during the tedious hours of any Benedict Andrews production? Welcome to:

 BENEDICT BINGO

Playing is easy and free! Simply use your card to keep track of all the elements typically seen during a Benedict Andrews production. If any item listed on your card comes into use, just cross it off.

If you can cross off any row across, down or horizontally, YOU’VE GOT BATSHIT BINGO!

Be sure to let the audience know!

Congratulations!

USE OF A GLASS BOX OR PERSPEX WALLS
ANYTHING THAT FALLS FROM THE GODS EG ASH, GLITTER, ETC
USE OF NEON OR FLASHING LIGHTS
SMEARING OF EXCREMENT OR USE OF BODILY FLUIDS
USE OF A FLYING FOX
STILL HERE AT 11PM
WASTE OF TALENTED ACTORS
STATIC, IMMOBILE ACTING
USE OF THE SAME ACTORS YOU SAW IN HIS PREVIOUS SHOWS
SCRUFFY FAUX BEARDS
DISRESPECT FOR AUDIENCE
DIRECTOR’S NOTES IN NO WAY CORRELATE TO THE ACTION ON STAGE
BIZARRE GERMAN OR FOREIGN REFERENCES OUT OF CONTEXT
CLASSICAL WORK BUTCHERED
INDULGENT OR NON-SENSICAL MONOLOGUE
ACTORS AS FAR REMOVED FROM THE AUDIENCE AS POSSIBLE

Got the idea…you can add to your table by inserting 4 of your own BATSHIT (Benedict Andrews Theatrical Show Intellectualised Tricks) items below to complete your bingo set.

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11 comments

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Dennis McCutcheon November 21, 2011 at 10:54 pm

LOL! Why not? We've been playing David Williamson bingo and Neil Armfield bingo and Gale Edwards/Brian Thomson bingo for years after all, and they're even more predictable!

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Anonymous November 24, 2011 at 9:27 am

Wow you're good! Now can you do the same for Picasso, Shakespeare, Motzart and Orson Welles?

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Anonymous November 25, 2011 at 4:12 am

Not nice…

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Anonymous November 28, 2011 at 5:01 am

Brilliant and spot on!

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Anonymous December 3, 2011 at 1:14 am

Are you insane, unhappy or just bored? Seriously.

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Anonymous December 7, 2011 at 5:53 am

Dear Mr Anonymous 24th of November. your attempt at sarcasm is just plain stupid…you're honestly comparing Benedict Andrews to Picasso, Shakespeare, MOZART (not Motzart!) and Orson Welles? I suggest you review your classics and then retry your hand at sarcasm.

Back to the subject; great work Jane! Very funny and very accurate!

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Anonymous December 14, 2011 at 10:12 am

I love this! You could add 'The use of a revolve' in a square. 'Trashing of the set' could be another.

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Anonymous December 17, 2011 at 9:12 am

Why did Benedict Andrews cross the road?
Because it looked AMAZING

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Anonymous February 6, 2012 at 12:13 am

This is perfect. The Seagull may not have impressed, but I couldn't stop giggling when the ash began to fall. Classic Andrews.

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Motherhugger March 29, 2015 at 11:07 am

A colleague recommended your blog to me after I complained about the state of theatre in Sydney – Simon Stone and Benedict Andrews (after Kosky) have ruined theatre for me. So glad I'm not the only one calling out this bullshit.
And where are the female directors? (At this point, frankly, I'd be happy with any director who didn't present as a person who has never cleaned anything, cared for anyone, someone who has a vision of a better world rather than one created by a mind fuelled by pizza, porn, torture, misogyny and reality tv.)

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Motherhugger March 29, 2015 at 11:32 am

I could have used this Bingo card during Kosky's 1997 Tartuffe, and Andrews' Measure for Measure in 2010. I'm still waiting for things to improve.
http://motherhugger.blogspot.com.au/2011/03/more-on-theatre-directors.html

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