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Bec And Tom’s Awesome Laundry (Gilded Balloon / Bec Hill and Tom Goodliffe)

By | Published on Wednesday 13 August 2014

How awesome, exactly, can a laundry based show be? Well, pretty awesome, actually, as it turns out. It’s a deliberately shambolic-seeming affair (the set seems mostly to be made from cardboard and marker pens) that makes in-jokes of its own seeming-inadequacy, and in the process elicits delighted gurgles of laughter from a smallish Sunday crowd, who are more than willing to get interactive with their endearing, bubble-blowing hosts. There’s a vague narrative: Tom, the stuffy one, has to make Bec, the silly one, face up to the responsibility of doing the washing, but all sorts of wacky things happen before the spin cycle ends. It doesn’t feel like an hour – all over so quickly – what a pity there isn’t time to stick on another load!

Gilded Balloon, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 [Caro Moses]