ED2014 2/5 Reviews ED2014 Comedy Reviews

Playing With Myself – The Trials And Tribulations Of Drama Practitioner Gregory Bike (PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Friday 15 August 2014

Parodying the world of theatre, this comedy show focuses on the pompous theatre director Greg Bike and his quest to put on a successful play. It has a very broad sense of humour that unashamedly tries to get a laugh from a fart joke no less than three times, and suffers from a poor structure and central performances that are more volume than substance, making the show feel rushed in places and painstakingly long in others. There are some glimmers of hope in the show, hints of subtlety and witty writing which make a brief appearance before being swept away in favour of a return to baser gags. Awkward musical number and sex acts with a CPR dummy routine included.

Dragonfly, until 23 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [James McColl]