Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised (Racing Minds)
By Bruce Blacklaw | Published on Sunday 28 August 2016
Granddad is telling the young ones a story, but cannot recall certain key details. And so the the audience has to fill them in – the name of the lead character, their remarkable secret, the place where the story unfolded and its title. From these base building blocks, this engaging troupe – four actor/comedians and one musician – construct or adapt a series of scenes, pulling characters from their golf-bag of archetypes to fit the emerging tale. They throw in gags, silly accents (Icelandic proving amusingly problematic in this performance) and have a largely successful attempt at bringing in some sort of a story, all while making the audience (and, for bonus points, each other) laugh. Solidly silly lunchtime fun.
Pleasance Dome, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]