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The Church Of Zirconium (FUNT in association with 1945 Productions)

By | Published on Wednesday 20 August 2014

The satirical fish in the barrel here are those cults, where the gullible faithful pay top dollar to level up their worshipfulness. Here, two gullible losers are joined by another, whose ex comes to rescue him from the clutches of the cult before end of the world. Hilarity fitfully ensues, though I still can’t decide whether to doff my cap to the writer or clout them with it for a particular soundalike gag which proves central to the resolution of the show. Not terribly subtle, the satire is mostly laid on with a clunky trowel. ‘The Church Of Zirconium’ doesn’t really develop far beyond a half decent extended sketch, though there are laughs along the way and enjoyable performances all round.

Just The Tonic at The Caves, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]