One Performance Only – Saturday Night
Led by David Manchon, Rooftop Express is a new show combining showmanship, stunts, horses and cattle with the swagger of an Aussie larrikin.
“We’ve got a show where basically I ride a horse up on top of a 40-foot gooseneck – a big trailer – and we put some big brahman bullocks up there.
“We’ve got some world-first stunts, some pretty important horsemanship skills and, most importantly, some bush comedy – it’s a bit of a hoot.
“The show is a narrative that has been set up with me looking for men to join my contract mustering team and in comes this guy who’s a lovable rogue who is actually a liability but he knows how to have a good time.”
The joker of the show raced around on a quad bike trying to prove his worth.
The slapstick, tongue-in-cheek humour expertly walked the line between adult and child contexts, keeping the whole family enthralled.
David Manchon is quite the showman – with ruggedly handsome looks, the gift of the gab and impressive husbandry skills, he admitted recently, ‘it was a little bit more nerve-wracking doing it in front of bush people cause they know what you’re doing”.