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Mabbs And Justice: Love Machine (Mabbs And Justice)

By | Published on Tuesday 23 August 2011

The audience are supposedly attending a conference led by Jeff Alesbottom, the deluded dating agent who promises very little for the agency fee of £5999.95. The show sees James Mabbett and Adam Justice transform into different characters to explain the history and art of seduction. While the concept holds a lot of promise, the show itself is woefully unfunny. Mabbett spends the better part of the hour alternately screaming in various accents and then writhing around the stage, presumably in the hopes of distracting from the weak material. Justice meanwhile takes a more reserved approach to his performance, but instead of complementing Mabbett’s style, it appears disjointed. Inspiring no love from here, it’s a horribly awkward hour for all involved.

Just The Tonic at The Store, 7 – 28 Aug (not 16), 3.00pm (4.00pm), £6.00 (£8.00), fpp113.
tw rating 1/5