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Adam Riches Is Coach Coach (The Pleasance)

By | Published on Tuesday 18 August 2015

Adam Riches

This is a very familiar story: a high school sports team of underdogs, a frustrated coach haunted by former failures, and a desperate push for an unlikely victory against arrogant bullies. But, while the plot may have come straight from a dozen feel-good films, the execution is gloriously unexpected and wildly funny. Adam Riches is perfect as Coach Coach, filling the stage with energy and razor-sharp wit. His supporting cast are all phenomenal in their roles, but special mention must go to Richard Gadd, gliding across the stage in an office chair as the malevolent school principal. This show casts the audience as a stadium crowd, and you’ll be delighted to be part of the madness.

Pleasance Dome, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Vicki Baron]