Max & Ivan: Our Story (Mick Perrin Worldwide in association with Dawn Sedgwick Management)
By Lucrezia Pollice | Published on Sunday 28 August 2016
Character/long form sketch duo Max and Ivan comically tell the story of the summer of their first encounter, whilst attending Scouts and a wrestling camp. They’re undoubtedly talented, sharp and skilful actors, who adopt an impressive number of accents and physicalities, while impersonating a huge range of diverse characters. The sketches are infused with singing, music, nudity, audience participation and an overload of puns. The story however becomes a bit predictable halfway through, and seems at times too rehearsed. Trip-ups are remarkably saved by humorous improvisations, which rather makes you wish it happened more often, as the spontaneous moments brought the greatest laughter. Overall though, a truly wonderful, ridiculous but also meaningful story, which will make you roar with laughter.
Pleasance Dome, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 ⎪ [Lucrezia Pollice]