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BEASTS – Live DVD (DAA Management)

By | Published on Wednesday 19 August 2015


BEASTS’ premise for this show is that they are filming their sketches for a big name Hollywood producer, but their plans to impress him go awry in a rapid and spectacular fashion. These are three men with a lot to prove, and an unfeasible amount of bread to throw around. Owen Roberts desperately attempts to keep the show on track, while Ciarán Dowd and James McNicholas “help” in their own inimitable styles. Each sketch is performed and re-performed with increasingly frantic energy, and the audience is completely absorbed into the comedians’ uninhibited world. Despite the chaotic nature of the show, the writing and execution is incredibly slick. Expect to be attacked with carbohydrates, hairdryers and magnificent humour.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Vicki Baron]