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Pajama Men – 2 Man 3 Musketeers (Assembly Festival in association with Soho Theatre)

By | Published on Thursday 27 August 2015

Pajama Men

If the comedy doesn’t work out, Shenoah Allen and Mark Chavez could easily fall back on careers as foley artists. Their peerless talent for vocal sound effects is put to grotesque use in their new show, a very loose adaptation of ‘The Three Musketeers’. Sketches and silliness abound as the musketeers become embroiled in a nefarious plot by the corpulent Cardinal Richelieu, with the Pajama Men frenetically multi-role-ing, improvising, and having the time of their lives. They’re aware that their show is not for everyone: in the best running gag they pose as bewildered audience members who are contemplating walking out. I wouldn’t blame anyone for describing this as gross and bewildering – it is. But still I cried with laughter.

Assembly Roxy, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jon Stapley]