ED2011 5/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

The Alchemystorium (Gomito Productions)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2011

As with good espresso, sometimes the simplest things are best. Fringe fixtures Gomito brew up a rich blend of nutty physical comedy, smoothly delivered set-pieces and surprising poignancy, in the story of a café which caters to romantics. It’s staffed by the lonely owner and her two bickering baristas, whose increasingly inappropriate workplace affair provides the comic and dramatic energy. The three accomplished performers convey a wealth of humour and subtle meaning through tiny gestures and uproarious sight gags. Every inspired idea is filtered to perfection and served with total conviction, making each scene an intense shot of warm feeling. If huge quantities of caffeine alone aren’t keeping you going, you could probably live on theatre like this.

Bedlam Theatre, 15 – 27 Aug, 4.30 pm (5.30pm), £6.00 – £8.00, fpp237.
tw rating 5/5