ED2014 5/5 Reviews ED2014 Comedy Reviews

Clever Peter – The Dream Factory (Ditto Productions by arrangement with Troika)

By | Published on Sunday 10 August 2014

Clever Peter return to the Fringe to deliver a cynical satire of the cynical, sleazy world of advertising. But from this double dose of cynicism comes a heart-warming triumph of love and humanity. Astonishingly dark and ingeniously funny, the show thrusts laughter and despair at you in equally high doses. They already have a critically acclaimed R4 sketch show under their belt, but they’re such convincing ad men I’d have sworn they’d just stepped out of the boardroom. There’s nothing superficial about ‘The Dream Factory’: this sketch act have created something truly clever and wonderful. If they ever did get into advertising, we’d finally have something worth plastering on the billboards we see on our commute to work.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [George Robb]