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The Adventure Machine (C Theatre)

By | Published on Saturday 23 August 2014

This is like one of those ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ books you read as a child; every so often the action stops, and the audience gets to choose from a number of options as to what will happen next. Sometimes it’s a pivotal-seeming decision, other times it’s trivial (what are you going to have on your sandwich?). The result is a comically chaotic mess delivered by a capable and endearing cast who waste no opportunity to deliver up amusing and bizarre characters as they navigate the show’s inevitable twists and turns. There are moments when they seem to lose the plot, somewhat, but, as so often with this kind of product, the humorous way they deal with adversity is part of what makes it so successful.

C, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Caro Moses]