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Below the Belt (Ham-on-Why)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2013

Take two misanthropic, ego-crazy, power-hunters in a miserable industrial plant and drop in one happy-go-lucky new recruit who can perform no end of kindness and there you have the inevitable storyline of ridiculous hilarity that ‘Below the Belt’ pursues. Dry, deadpan and downright dark, this is a show that offers a pretty specific kind of humour that will undoubtedly leave a certain breed of gigglers deliriously happy: most likely those who are already big followers of one of the show’s star, Mike Wozniak. For others like myself, the show provides a fairly engrossing story and some meticulously polished staging, about as slick and well-groomed as Wozniak’s moustache, but on the humour side feels too cold, cruel and bizarre.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug, 3.25pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Katharine Wootton]