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Shmozle (Workshed Productions / Laughing Horse Free Festival)

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2011

How can you be a double act if you’re only one man? Simple. Create a partner by pre-recording your own voice and perform sketches opposite yourself. That’s what Moz does in this highly original show. Unfortunately, things go awry when Shmozle, his eponymous comedic partner, suffers an existential crisis upon realising he is in fact just a voiceover with his every word predetermined by a script. At this point he rebels, forcing Moz into a metaphysical conflict with his own words. The exceptionally clever writing is counter-balanced by enjoyably puerile humour, which consistently amuses without quite hitting the heights of hilarity. Very enjoyable, and you have to admire the amount of work which has clearly gone into it.

Laughing Horse at Espionage, 4 – 20 Aug, 2.15pm (3.15pm), free, fpp151.
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