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The Break-Up Of Cause And Effect (Piece Of Tish Work)

By | Published on Sunday 4 August 2013

Bizarrely, this show breaks the very rule that it sets out to prove unbreakable: that cause must lead to effect. With awkward dialogue, wooden acting and clumsy use of props, the individual elements should lead to a bad show, but somehow they don’t, and it just works. The script is clever. The mix of intelligent jokes and witty wordplay with easy slapstick gets the at-first-dubious audience chuckling, and everyone in the venue has a good time. The key ingredient is the sheer likeability of the two performers, Larry Jay Tish and Rob DiNinni. It can’t be said that this is a great show, but it is a great example of how bad theatre can be really good.

C nova, until 26 Aug (not 12), 8.50pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Immi Calderwood]