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Spontaneous Sherlock (Spontaneous Sherlock / PBH Free Fringe)

By | Published on Friday 25 August 2017

The premise is simple. Each audience member is given a piece of paper saying “Sherlock Holmes and the…” We fill in the gap. The pieces of paper are drawn out of a hat, and from there, the utterly bizarre improvisation ensues. We were treated to an evening based around the ‘Hallow Corpse’, featuring dodgy autopsies, the death of Watson’s father (which Watson himself seemed particularly unfazed by) and corpses whose blood contained a “special juice” which could be used for world domination. With ridiculous plots and a constant stream of gags, these witty performers induced side-splitting laughter across the entirety of the performance. This is what improvisation should be – imaginative and absolutely barmy. You need to go and experience it yourself.

Liquid Room Annexe, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Amy Bonar]