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Calm And Collected (Making Faces)

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Making Faces have created an exhilarating and animated sketch show, whose ‘aim’ is to find a solution to anxiety and stress-related problems. Featuring Ed Mayhew, Dan Curtis and Lizzie Kevan, the show is bustling with energy and vigour – it’s anything but ‘calm and collected’! Highlights included life-sized Guatemala dolls, hilariously dire poetry, and Curtis as a box-wearing, confused teenager on roller skates. It has everything from poetry, improv, spoken word and singing to conventional sketch comedy; proving itself to be one of the most diverse shows around. It did seem chaotic at times, trying to pack too much randomness into this comedic rollercoaster of an hour, and louder doesn’t necessarily mean funnier. Overall, a cartoonish portrayal of life’s problems.

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, until 25 Aug, 3.35pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Shiv Das]