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In Holy Matri-moany (Z Theatre Company)

By | Published on Thursday 22 August 2013

This hilarious comedy ridicules any couple’s big day by portraying the gossiping, the imperfection, and the absurdity of two families whose very opposite children have decided to love each other forever. In the style of a sitcom meets ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral,’ we see a series of cliché situations – like the obnoxious mother-in-law, and the failed maid of honour’s speech – as they ruin Pippa’s dream wedding. Each situation is created with enough energy and mastery to keep us entertained from wedding bows to the last toast. Unfortunately, the incredibly well delivered humour hides the fact that this play lacks a plot. Once the last line is given, and we’ve laughed for the last time, you’ll leave the theatre feeling there could’ve been more to this comedy of wedding errors.

theSpace on North Bridge, until 22 Aug (not 14), times vary.
tw rating 3/5 | [Natalia Equihua]