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Magicians Do Exist (White Room Theatre)

By | Published on Tuesday 16 August 2011

Jacques Tati apparently said, “Comedy is all in the legs”. Unfortunately, this show didn’t have a leg to stand on. The prop ‘orchestra’ of assorted rubbish, although inventive, did precious little to resuscitate what proved an increasingly dire performance, and a flagging Chris Creswell was even frequently upstaged by his own audience. Like a mime on a mobile phone, this show conveyed an infuriating nothing as it limped towards its long-awaited close, dragging with it the tattered remnants of any comedic potential. The level of audience-participation was ambitious, but the show, heavily reliant on the skill (or lack thereof) of its audience, was definitely not worth the three sunless days (it seemed) I spent watching it. Perhaps one for Tati enthusiasts only?

Pleasance Dome, 3 – 28 Aug (not 16, 23), 12.10pm (1.00pm), £5.00 – £9.00, fpp278.
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