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Faileontology (Rapid Gambit)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2013

A German scientist and his Argyll jumper-wearing secretary. Their charge? Keeping the universe’s forces in balance. As they battle with the complexities of gravity, this two-man performance has the audience guffawing at random with its healthy doses of buffoonery, and has that Doctor Who feel – y’know, futuristic, yet stuck in the 70s. Some of the jokes are hilarious, but they also get a little worn out as moments are stretched to their last possible second, introducing unnecessary tension. Furthermore, at the beginning it’s not wholly clear what exactly is going on, but this can be forgiven because of such highlights as a tussle involving plenty of eye poking. With vintage props to create a homey atmosphere, this is a sweet and nutty show.

Zoo, until 26 Aug, 4.45pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Natasha Gartside]