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Bad Clowns: Hostage (Bad Clowns Comedy)

By | Published on Saturday 11 August 2018

Anyone who has sat through a piece of theatre so awful they’d welcome a gun-wielding maniac just to end the tedium – here’s your hallelujah. Bad Clowns Comedy present a godawful play that is swiftly taken hostage by a man on the run who bears a grudge against its pretentious dramatists. The fallout is a fast-paced hour of delectable silliness, by three performers who are having as much fun as they should be with material like this. The Clowns are talented improvisers and the show features many delightful, clearly unplanned gags – hostage-taking clown Sam Walls is particularly good at these, though all three prove themselves adaptable and clever performers. There are even some unexpected twists thrown in for good measure.

Just The Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jon Stapley]