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Pelican: Fisk (Pelican)

By | Published on Thursday 23 August 2018

Quirky, hilarious and delightfully silly, this charming, semi-improvised comedy show doesn’t disappoint. The set up is hilarious: a tennis match is corrupted when doubles champion Fisk is mysteriously shot, leaving his partner Hawk embarking on a mission to discover the truth. This narrative serves as the perfect frame for a chain of rip-roaring and ridiculous sketches. The use of physical gags was particularly funny, from slow-motion banana eating, to feeding each other strawberries with litter pickers. The stagecraft is sharp and highly energetic, with each actor quickly switching between different characters – from evil villains to jammy janitors – each with their individual quips and quirks. The clever wordplay and silly scenarios never fail to leave the audience in hysterics – I think we’ll be seeing plenty more of these three.

Bedlam Theatre, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Ella Dorman-Gajic]