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A Brief History Of Beer (Wish Experience / Laughing Horse)

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2013

‘A Brief History Of Beer’, a so called ‘docudramedy’, details the impact of beer on society throughout time. Part history, part comedy and part disaster; the duo clad in Star Trek-esque space suits ask the audience to imagine the stage is a time machine transporting them through time and space to the outstanding moments in beer’s history. While the historical content was interesting, the duo’s regular glugging down of said beer throughout resulted in gradually more red faced and fumbling delivery. The final nails in the coffin were the cringe-worthy requirement of audience participation and the random appearance of a tasteless comedian. Salvaged by their infectious enthusiasm and detailing of the sympathetic plight of independent breweries, this is more laugh at than laugh with.

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, until 25 Aug, 6.15pm.
tw rating 3/5 [Priyanka Raval]