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As grand a statement as this is I completely stand by it; this show will change your world.
Tell your mum not to wait up, because this show will suck you in and keep you for as long as you can last.
Fear and Love and Clowns is an original show in every way possible.
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.
Abandoman is an entirely improvised show, powered by the audience, their stories and the objects in their pockets and handbags.
While to some in the audience it may seem that the show itself is wanky, those audience members are clearly missing the point and should go watch something simpler, like standup comedy. Fät Wânk, with all its umlauts and accents, is primarily a show about how much superfluos rubbish passes for art these days.
Picture this: you’re at the local on a Sunday night and the old guy who’s been propped up against the bar since Thursday is regaling you with tall tales of love, boyhood, and his travels to “all five corners of the world”.
Ross Noble has been lauded as one of the best current stand-up comedians – and this is no overstatement.
The music is high octane, big band inspired and loud. The props, costumes, staging are all very akin to a travelling circus. The brilliant use of everyday objects to create larger than life babies or a swarm of bees is also very clever.
If all science was taught this way at school, maybe I’d be working for NASA today.
While the concept isn’t completely unheard of, theatre in the dark is still a rarely used technique. And even rarer still is the correct execution. But under Martha Lott’s direction, this performance is completely, even unnaturally so, in the dark.
What happens when a couple of actors/comedians/DJs and all round fun guys decide to make a show about the history of Constantinople? Well, you get 60 minutes of absurdist theatre that’ll leave you in stitches and sore cheeks from laughing too much.
Soap is an eclectic array of circus tricks, gymnastics and a lot of fun. What the performers can do is downright astounding and will challenge everything you believe about what the human body is capable of.
Imagine a small child at play in his room pretending to be a squid, jumping from one whimsical adventure to the next. Now swap that small child with a towering, bearded actor, and you have Squidboy.