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Milo McCabe – Troy Hawke (IMWP)

By | Published on Friday 22 August 2014

Sporting a pencil moustache, slicked back hair, cravat and the curious affectation of a feather, Troy Hawke solemnly informs us that his father died during an unusually long David Niven anecdote. McCabe’s creation is a camp take on a 40s throw-back, providing a fair excuse to sidestep the finer points of political correctness in search of laughs. After unsuccessful attempts to form the Men’s Rights Association, he has more luck with the female equivalent, eventually becoming “king of the feminists”. The tricky sexual politics of the Mister Men (and indeed the Little Misses) are taken on with aplomb and, though the ending is a little laboured, the man with the feather mostly hits the ticklish spots.

Gilded Balloon, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]