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Darts Wives (Gavin & Gavin)

By | Published on Friday 2 August 2013

The real sport is not darts but backstabbing, in this professional and polished parody of football WAG culture. The four brilliant actresses play both the ambitious wives and the dart-hurling husbands, with rapid role reversals. The DWAGS are delightfully warped, and will stop at nothing to help their men win, from cognitive therapy to sado-masochism with hair-straighteners. The plotline includes dysfunctional sisters, a sexting stalker and warring spouses; culminating in a headline-grabbing betrayal. Jokes flew thick and fast, and although a couple of them missed the mark (Anne Frank gags are always risky), the majority had the audience snorting and applauding continuously. Don’t miss out on this exuberant and relentless comedy.

Assembly Roxy, until 26 Aug (not 7, 12), 4.50pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Isobel Steer]

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