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Cab Fare For The Common Man (CoLab Productions)

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2011

A show that opens with all four members of the cast getting off with each other in turn certainly has potential; a gentle strum of a guitar accompanies this opening that wouldn’t look out of place in an indie film. It soon becomes apparent that this is intelligent comedy. A giant rubik’s cube is the key idea in one of the running sketches of the show; a social situation is interpreted differently according to the colour of a cube. The ten-minute shorts that make up this performance are clever, heavily ironic and utterly adorable. After a witty final tune, the cast announce that they’re holding a flash-mob kiss-a-thon on the Royal Mile. They’re completely infatuating in every way.

theSpace at Jury’s Inn, 5 – 27 Aug (not 7, 14, 21), 2.00pm (2.50pm), £6.00 – £8.00, fpp55.
tw rating 4/5