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Phill Jupitus Quartet – Made Up (Gilded Balloon)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

Phill Jupitus leads this joyfully funny and antagonistic set of improvised comedy, where the performers compete and challenge each other to even greater heights, egged on by an audience that is soon engrossed in their crazy onstage games. The most surreal of their wonderfully madcap collection of sketches is when each one takes the voice of another, which essentially just results in Phill Jupitus being forced to dance “the dance of love” every time his character is voiced. Despite taking a while to get going, this is brilliant improvised comedy that soon has the audience completely enthralled, as a long sketch about an Icelandic poet hit the comedic heights that only the best can reach.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 5 – 28 Aug (not 9, 16, 23, 26), 3.30pm (4.30pm), £11.00 – £14.00, fpp133.
tw rating 4/5