Bluewater Playhouse's â€œThe Full Mountyâ€ is wild, crazy, mischievous fun
July 12, 2018
If you want to enjoy some wild, crazy, mischievous fun, and laugh at everything Canadian, get a ticket for “The Full Mounty,” on now until July 21, at the Bluewater Summer Playhouse in downtown Kincardine.
Written by William Matthews, Bruce Davies and Bluewater artistic director Ralph Small (who also directs), the play is touted as zany and risqué, and believe it – this is not a show for your mother or your 14-year-old son.
It's a fast-paced, comedic roast of the prime minister, the Maple Leafs, the Stanley Cup, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police – everything from politics to pot – and you will not stop laughing from beginning to end.
Liam Lynch is tremendous as Gordon, the Mountie, who begins the show as the hero, saving the Maple Leafs so they can advance and then win the Stanley Cup. However, minutes later, as he is handing the trophy to the team, he drops it and breaks it, and becomes “The Most Hated Man in Canada.”
He then disappears and turns up playing the part of a Mountie in a Las Vegas show. As he tries to redeem himself, he gets drawn into a world of espionage, intrigue and saving Canada from the evil Sheldon Von Baron who wants to steal the country's most vital natural resource – water.
Liam Lynch (left) is Gordon, the Mountie, with Nicola Hadjis as Betty Ann, and Terry Barna as Sheldon Von Baron in a scene from "The Full Mounty," on now at the Bluewater Summer Playhouse
Joining Lynch on stage, are Matthews, Davies, Terry Barna, and Nicola Hadjis. All four are stellar, as they race across the stage at break-neck speed, and quickly switch from one role to another.
Davies and Matthews play Thug 1 and Thug 2, respectively, and are amazing as Hockey Night in Canada announcers, as well as Celeste and Francois in an absolutely hilarious canoeing scene.
Barna and Nicola are fabulous, portraying everything from villains to a Fox news reporter, a struggling actress, even a cow. Barna (right) eventually takes it one step further, “bearing” it all at the end to help the Mountie save the country.
Nothing Canadian is sacred in this show, particularly prime minister Justin Trudeau who is portrayed “uh'ing” his way through a speech, and then doing everything to protect his precious hair. New Ontario premier Doug Ford gets a mention, as does the legalization of marijuana on Oct. 16.
And it's worth the price of admission just to watch the scene with Gordon commandeering a busload of senior citizens.
There are plenty of hijinks, sexual innuendo and ridiculous situations in this show.
So, does the Mountie get his man (or woman)? You'll have to buy a ticket and find out.
The show opened to an enthusiastic crowd Tuesday, July 10, and received a well-deserved standing ovation at the end.
“The Full Mounty” continues tomorrow (Friday, July 13) and July 17-19, at 8 p.m.; July 14 and 21 at 9 p.m.; and July 18 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $33 each for evening performances and $30 each for Wednesday matinees; available by calling the Box Office at 519-396-5722.
For more information, visit the website at: bluewatersummerplayhouse.com and like it on Facebook.
Liam Lynch (right) as Gordon, the Mountie, in a scene with William Matthews (left), Terry Barna, Bruce Davies and Nicola Hadjis, in "The Full Mounty"
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