Peter And Bambi Heaven – The Magic Inside (Sharon Burgess Productions)
By Nina Keen | Published on Wednesday 10 August 2016
In ‘The Magic Inside’, Peter And Bambi Heaven take care to play to your expectations to the point of parody, before subverting them almost immediately. Asher Treleaven as Peter is Will Ferrell-esque with a hint of Austin Powers, while Bambi (played by Gypsy Wood) is a doe-eyed ex-cage dancer now “living the dream”. Their energy is enormous, their physical comedy hugely creative, and their jokes increasingly surreal throughout the show. Occasionally there were misogynistic reactions on Peter’s part and, while of course they were playing characters, the jokes themselves felt unnecessary and rooted in sexism (did we really need another men-find-periods-disgusting joke?) But mostly, ‘The Magic Inside’ is an immensely enjoyable and hugely inventive cabaret.
Assembly George Square Gardens, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Nina Keen]