[Davies’s] strong, expressive voice, hollow eyes, sad face and bravado are testament to his acting ability, but why oh why he chose to bring his script on stage in a one man show is unfathomable – just wing it!
Tagged: Bakehouse Theatre
I wasn’t sure if they were aiming for satire or simple comedy, but they provided no insights into the tropes they used, which is essential for satire, and the funny parts mostly stopped before we got to the halfway point.
This is what theatre is all about: witnessing actors perform seemingly impossible portrayals of raw emotion, where a man or woman can speak, act and perform lightning-quick costume changes on the fly while making you laugh, cry, cringe and laugh all again in such a short space of time. And space, for that matter.
Finding themselves despairingly single, British comedians Lizzy Mace and Juliette Burton sought to investigate this very premise by undertaking the ultimate social experiment, and road testing some of the most common rom-com tropes in real life.
At first squizz, you could be forgiven for thinking this was a comedy. While three old tipsy sheilas do provide comic relief between the tears of a family tearing itself apart, this is very much a deadset drama that cuts right through the crap.
This sort of show can easily go bad in the hands of an enthusiast who can’t tell the difference between mundane trivia and the shocking, weird, stupefying and libellous.
Altar Ego is a series of vignettes about marriage and relationships, told by both genders. Some were incredibly funny, others almost deadly serious.
The most vacuous platitudes have their place, and Raton Laveur is a rich and delightful comedy experience that really will sound that triad, and definitely ought not be missed.