ED2013 2/5 Reviews ED2013 Theatre Reviews

Kiss Me Honey, Honey! (Gilded Balloon)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2013

The minute you walk in the joint, you can tell that this is a production reeking with silliness and intent on inflicting giggles. When two lonely, middle aged blokes set up in their new hovel-like apartments, a mutual love between them becomes apparent when the brassy sounds of Shirley Bassey ring through the walls of their adjoining rooms. Yet whilst ‘Goldfinger’ and the like bellow out in every blackout, the show loses its way as the Bassey theme fails to be fully integrated into the show itself. All this then leaves behind is a bewildering narrative that flies about skittishly. Though teasingly funny with its silly faces in silly wigs, it ultimately fails, because sadly some daft expressions can’t save a badly told story.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 26 Aug (not 12), 6.45pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Katharine Wootton]