AAA Batteries (Not Included) (Chris Turner)
By Nina Keen | Published on Monday 15 August 2016
Usually, when family shows try to appeal to all ages, they’ll have some jokes for adults and some for kids, but the humour in ‘AAA Batteries’ was for everyone. Being patronising was very much off the agenda, and the audience interaction with both kids and adults was done really well. Both Chris Turner’s straightforward stand-up and Tom Walker’s more surreal act felt totally accessible, and I loved that this family show had a variety of genres. Walker’s existent-but-sort-of-cracked fourth wall worked particularly well, and his creativity with physical comedy and with silence were brilliant. The show ended with Turner showcasing the most impressive improvised rap I’ve ever seen. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
Just The Tonic at The Caves, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Nina Keen]