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Cox And Box (Velocirapture Productions)

By | Published on Friday 25 August 2023

Velocirapture Productions take on the comic Sullivan libretto in a charming if uneven show that proves a sweet treat. With just forty-five minutes to tell the tale, it’s a clever choice to use the overture for some silent comedy and this neatly sets up the premise of the farce. There is some enthusiasm for physical comedy, despite the acting proving inconsistent throughout the cast of three. Any wooden scenes are forgiven, however, for the wealth of singing voices in the show. Seb Blount in particular has an impressive command of the stage during his solo performances, serenading bacon with committed doe-eyes. The cast have a lot of fun with injecting a little Wodehousian cheek into the originally Victorian libretto.

theSpace @ Venue 45, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Louise Jones]