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Brain Rinse (Mike Raffone)

By | Published on Sunday 19 August 2018

Your involvement is non-negotiable. ‘Brain Rinse’ is subtitled “puppetry of the audience” for a reason, and though you may think yourself able to resist, host Mike Raffone (say it out loud) will get you performing one way or another. He intends to teach us all the way of the ninja, and proceeds to do this by way of an army drill sergeant and a mountain explorer. Everyone will come away with a slightly different experience (I played a mountain), and it’s enough knockabout fun that you’ll have a good time even through some extremely corny gags. The anarchic ending is enjoyable too, even if it is quite mean to one particular person, who will no doubt vary from night to night.

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Jon Stapley]