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How To Live A Jellicle Life: Life Lessons From The 2019 Hit Movie Musical CATS (Linus Karp And Awkward Productions)

By | Published on Wednesday 24 August 2022

Extremely Jellicle comedy ‘How To Live A Jellicle Life’ is a Powerpoint presentation steeped in irony that’s never mean-spirited – thanks to Linus Karp’s endearingly nerdy and hilariously horny levels of investment in his topic (expanding beyond the musical ‘Cats’ into a wide range of camp pop culture). Like all great parody, this comes from an obvious affection for his subject. Linus Karp’s commitment to immersing the audience into the absurd world of ‘Cats’ fandom pays off as we start to share his intense feelings about Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, and er… Jedward. Conceived in lockdown, the show relies heavily on comic sans and clip art projection, but smatterings of ridiculous physical comedy bring it all to life in glorious 3D.

Greenside @ Riddles Court, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Bizz Holmes]