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Biscuit And Brawn Make A Meal Of It (Paradise In The Vault)

By | Published on Tuesday 23 August 2011

Hints of great comedy fill this set of surreal sketches. However, it is let down by a loose production, weak editing, and poor performances. A general lack of polish is evident from things like indelicate sketch transitions, and the fact that they’re reading from scripts indiscreetly placed around the stage and, both of which inhibited the flow of the show. Some sketches shouldn’t have made it in: enacting ‘Dragons’ Den’ with paper plates wasn’t funny and broke the sense of anticipation they’d managed to establish. As their sketches don’t rely on the grotesque and their stage personas are forward and likeable, there is potential to create something very good. It is worth seeing this show, but later in their run when the kinks have been worked out.

Paradise In The Vault, 8 – 29 Aug (not 14, 15, 21, 22, 28), 1.05pm (2.05pm), £3.50 – £5.00, fpp50.
tw rating 3/5