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Crybabies: Bagbeard (PBJ Presents)

By | Published on Thursday 18 August 2022

There’s a standing ovation and I’m not quite sure I know why… and yet: despite my sense that the script should not really work, it’s so cleverly written that it somehow does. This comedy trio present an absurd story following a scientist’s attempts to achieve his goal of getting into the science institution, and it’s a tale packed with musical numbers, goofy jokes and – possibly more importantly – incredible costumes. This feels like a show that wants to cater to all, but it does cater best to those who love silliness and the absurd. Not all the jokes landed well, but the whole thing reminded me of the Monty Python films: unforgettably surreal comedy guaranteed to – somehow – make you laugh.

Pleasance Dome, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andrew Melrose]