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Goose: Amphetawaltz (So Comedy by arrangement with Troika)

By | Published on Sunday 20 August 2017

Goose do “one-man sketches” (that include a live band and several other actors) and ‘Amphetawaltz’ tells the story of Adam Drake trying to clear his name for a crime he can’t remember. So much is crammed into the hour: songs, audience participation, puns, callbacks, self-referential jokes, sketches and impressions only begin to cover it. This is an incredibly ambitious show, the pace is frenetic, and in other hands it could have ended up a mess. Being heavily dependent on both the technology and audience participation, there’s a lot that could go wrong too, but when it did all come together, this brilliantly crafted show and Drake’s breathless performance fully deserved the standing ovation at the end.

Assembly George Square Gardens, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Richard Levinson]