Adrian Gray’s The 007 Conspiracy (Tweedle Comedy)
By Bruce Blacklaw | Published on Sunday 28 August 2016
Adrian Gray introduces himself as a truth theorist (as he’s keen to rebrand the much-maligned conspiracy theorist). After establishing his credentials with a selection of daft examples, some absurd character comedy ensues, centred around the hitherto unknown 2001 Bond movie, ‘Mission Cheese’. Baffled to learn that none of the audience has heard of it, he proceeds to act out a series of unlikely scenes. To help convince us, he “goes online” to play through YouTube clips of other fans describing the scenes, except they don’t match what he remembers and soon he becomes riddled with uncertainty until… well, you can go and find out. Some routines are milked to the point of fromage, but it’s well-performed, inventive and deeply silly in a good way so, in that sense, mission accomplished.
Just The Tonic at the Community Project, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]