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The Ice Hole: A Cardboard Comedy (Compagnie le Fils du Grand Réseau / Something For The Weekend)

By | Published on Thursday 17 August 2023

This is a top piece of comedic physical theatre; inventive, original and very funny. The show recounts an epic and eventful journey following an ice-fishing mishap. But what a journey! The ensuing gags and little coups-de théâtre pile up one upon another at such a pace you scarcely stop laughing. No spoilers, so instead let’s make sure of high praise for the performers’ stunning performance skills – and their stamina. And also for their technical team’s flawless support. Many of the gags are based on the narrative and sub-text placed on enough cardboard to create a supply chain problem for Amazon. But there’s much more, best not given away, to find out just go to see this fantastic show.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Alan Cranston]