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Giant Leap (Comedians Theatre Company)

By | Published on Monday 24 August 2015

Giant Leap

Apparently the moon landing was staged and voiced by Hollywood actors – who knew? But what you couldn’t have known, unless you are an avid conspiracy theorist, perhaps, was that a comedian, an author and a secretary were locked in a bunker to come up with the now infamous line: “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. A Hollywood producer, played by Phil Nichol, pumps up the energy, but this overcompensating comedy relies too much on his profanity. Other lines verge on weak, while particular scenes are rather stretched out. Overall, Mickey Down and Konrad Kay’s script is relatively entertaining, but the middle section, about finding the perfect line for Neil Armstrong, is definitely more small step than giant leap.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Kieran Scott]