Flat sharing has never been so much fun
Reviewed at the Garden of Unearthly Delights on 24 February 2019
Presented by Joe C Brown
Two young people move into a converted warehouse to rent an apartment; an interesting concept for an hilarious 60 minute show. The pace is fast: we get to meet all twelve residents with their assorted foibles, all played by Lala Barlow and Robbie Smith. They step from one character to another with barely a breath, sharing the keyboard, swapping sides and never (well hardly ever) putting a foot wrong.
Much of the amusing content of this production is set to music and if you are a lover of musicals you will find several melodies that you recognise from so many different shows. My particular favourites were the use of Tradition (Fiddler on the Roof) and Somewhere That’s Green (Little Shop of Horrors) well adapted, but there were many more.
The use of hats, beards, glasses, towels and yoga mats to denote the characters meant changes were fast and funny. Their characterisations were magic. These people are close to comic genius, the pace is so fast it seems to end too quickly. This is one worth braving the heat for!
Reviewed by Fran Edwards
Venue: Cupola at Garden of Unearthly Delights
Season: 24 Feb – 3 Mar
Duration: 60 min