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The Dead Secrets Present… The Curiositorium (The Dead Secrets)

By | Published on Saturday 22 August 2015

The Dead Secrets Present

Shadow people want to steal your dreams and the only man who can save you has a trowel for a hand. Welcome to the Curiositorium, where nothing makes sense and everyone is fine with it. The Dead Secrets’ narrative sketch show follows a risk-averse curator, searching to fulfil a prophecy to reopen a museum. Even if it doesn’t deliver big belly laughs, it’s a fun hour with songs, silly waistcoats and outrageous accents. It’s appropriate that the show nicks some score from ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ – it has that same vibe of baroque weirdness. With arch literary jokes one minute and a weeping Frenchman shoving McDonalds into his face the next, it’s a show with no shortage of ideas.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Jon Stapley]