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Ricky Riddlegang And The Riddlegang (Peracals Productions)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2019

You’ve never seen cardboard being used so creatively until you’ve watched a Peracals Productions show. From the team behind ‘Cream Tea and Incest’, ‘Ricky Riddlegang and the Riddlegang’ sees the quartet solving mysteries, deciphering clues and chasing ghosts – all while being inexplicably keen on Michael Caine. This rather absurd production has a neat storyline and proficient acting from the team – particularly Tom Myles, who delivers some stupendous character changes at the click of a finger. While the accents are occasionally wonky and the laughs few and far between, the team are good at involving the audience with some nifty improvisation. However, this is meant to be a comedy, and it doesn’t quite deliver on that front: it’s all just rather peculiar.

Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Kieran Scott]