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Princes Of Main: New Year’s Eve (Princes of Main)

By | Published on Thursday 17 August 2017

We can agree that 2017 has been a pretty lousy year so far, so Princes of Main’s idea to call it New Year’s Eve early and sod the whole thing off does have a certain appeal. And so, it’s an excuse for a party, and for a tight, expertly structured 50 minutes of sketches from an accomplished trio of performers. A loose narrative runs through the sketches as we count down to midnight, and the writing does an admirably economical job of tying everything together – things that seem like non-sequiturs tend to pop up again, among them a literal Chekhov’s gun. Packing in some genuine surprises, the show manages to be a good deal more fun than the real New Year’s Eve.

Bedlam Theatre, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jon Stapley]