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The Accidental Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (Tobacco Tea Theatre Company)

By | Published on Thursday 17 August 2017

Frustratingly, I can see what the company were going for with this show: a silly farce with rapid fire gags, a plot that twists and turns, slapstick comedy and clever wordplay. All these elements are present, but ultimately it is less than the sum of its parts. ‘The Accidental Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ commits the cardinal sin for a comedy: it’s simply not that funny. Sure, some gags get a laugh, and there are some witty jokes, but too many fall flat, and there are long gaps where the audience sit, bored, waiting for the next laugh. It’s hard to build momentum with an uneven pace, which is a shame, as there is definite promise in the premise.

C, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Andy Leask]