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Britney In: John (Country Mile Productions)

By | Published on Sunday 13 August 2017

At the age of just eighteen, Charly Clive and Ellen Robertson (a.k.a. sketch duo Britney) travelled to America to make a documentary about John Hancock, first signatory of the Declaration of Independence. Six years on, they’re retracing their steps through The States to see whether it all meant anything. In an hour of sketches and storytelling, with clips from the documentary weaved throughout, the pair gamely poke good-natured fun at the sincerity, overconfidence and incompetence of their teenage selves. The show works best when tightly focused – it’s hard not to feel impatient with the more tangential sketches, wanting to get back to the narrative. It ends, though, on a touching note – as heart-warmingly sincere as the film that inspired it.

Bedlam Theatre, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Jon Stapley]