Feargus Woods Dunlop’s adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s best-selling 1986 YA novel, The Falcon’s Malteser, has some highly entertaining staged pieces but, at 80+ minutes long, is guilty of being overly faithful to the novel and not going far enough to establish a theatrical life of its own. Four or five mad-capped chase scenes or slow-motion ultra-noir pastiches … [Read more...]
Reviews of Comedy in London- West End and Off-West End
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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
For the audience, there’s not a moment’s respite. We chortle and scream, we cackle and squirm, we hoot, we howl and we are ultimately convulsed. Go see it: you will laugh all the way to the bank.
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Following their epic success with fantasy show Lord of The Game Of The Ring Of Thrones, Hivemind are back - and this time they’re taking on the high-octane world of Superheroes. The concept remains largely the same; the young cast courageously invite the happy, slightly tipsy audience to suggest a concept, and then, apparently undaunted by some rather unusual … [Read more...]
Back in the mists of time, relationships and love were two separate things. A match between and a boy and a girl would be arranged and terms agreed between the respective families and that was that. If the couple were lucky, they might, over the course of their life together, fall in love with each other but, if not, as long as the relationship was stable, everything … [Read more...]
Beg, Borrow & Bitch is a work in progress. As such, many common teething issues were visible. At times the pair struggled with props, forgot lines and tripped over each other. These are things that the two leads can easily refine as they become more familiar with their act. Abbie Murphy and Ricky Hunt as Cindy and Cassandra, hosts of America’s number one … [Read more...]
Ever since its debut in 1982 at the Lyric Hammersmith itself, undertaking a production of Noises Off is a bit like attempting a triple axel in the figure skating final at the Olympics. The precision and grace required to land this farce’s potential is so extreme that the audience’s tension ramps up. If the cast’s timing succeeds, not only are the funnies so non-stop … [Read more...]
From the sublime to the ridiculous summarises this unusual performance piece. Jon Hayes and David Woods take to the stage as Violet and Norman with guest appearances from Arthur. The dark and uncomfortable path the aged couple embark on has a feel of The League of Gentlemen surrounding it where you expect the unexpected. It is not easy to specify how long this … [Read more...]
Take a bunch of classically trained yet not entirely serious actors, rehearse a play then feed one of them half a bottle of gin just before curtain up and what have you got? Come on, you can do better than that! I said, WHAT HAVE YOU GOT? SH!T FACED SHAKESPEARE! That’s right! Birthed from under one of the more outrageous skirts of the Edinburgh fringe, this group … [Read more...]
The opening scene in The Frogs: Recroaked is sufficient to work out, very broadly speaking, what sort of an evening at the theatre a production of this nature is. The audience is told, plainly and simply, that this is all “meaningless” or otherwise “harmless” fun. If there any contemporary links to be made with this adaptation of an ancient Greek comedy, the … [Read more...]
William Andrews is back at the Soho Theatre with his new show Willy. His last show at the Soho Theatre was 9 years ago and a lot of stuff has happened to him and around him since then, stuff that William feels we ought to know. Life-enhancing stuff? No! Funny? Yes, Oh YES, OH YES! Just go! It's only running for a few days, blink and you'll miss it - so my advice is to … [Read more...]