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The Suitcase Royale In Zombatland (Suitcase Royale)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2011

Like ‘The Mighty Boosh’ does ‘Shaun of the Dead’, with a soundtrack by Seasick Steve, ‘Zombatland’ is a ramshackle, discordant affair. After a mysterious plague attacks Blue Lagoon Caravan Park, only three men are left alive; armed only with a cricket bat and a crumpet gun, they are forced to fight off hordes of rampaging Zombats in a production which clatters through its 55 minutes in a breathless dash. Suitcase Royale have found the secret to combining consummate professionalism with a rough-around-the-edges rickety charm: pieces of set are destroyed and off-stage figures flail behind cardboard caravans. For all that, ‘Zombatland’ is a show low on budget, but high on laughs, and a real midnight treat.

Pleasance Courtyard, 3 – 28 Aug (not 16), 11.10pm (12.05am), £9.00 – £10.00, fpp156.
tw rating 4/5