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Cream Tea And Incest (Peracals Productions)

By | Published on Thursday 8 August 2019

A send up of classic stories of the ilk of the Jeeves and Wooster tales, albeit with a decidedly more vicious edge, this comedy really delivers on the strangeness of its title. Eddie Spangler – along with his long-suffering butler, Jeffrey – bumbles from one unlikely incident to the next, taking each in his stride while leaving a trail of destruction behind him. The performances from this all-female cast exude an energy that keeps the wild antics grounded, but it can feel too much at points. Starting at a 10 leaves little room to grow, and the energy does not relent, leaving a slightly exhausted audience in its wake. Nevertheless, the clever use of two-dimensional cardboard props and a number of quick changes more than kept me interested.

Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Will Norris]