|"Entertaining, but could be shorter"|
by Matthew Partridge for remotegoat on 21/08/13
After soliciting some suggestions from the audience, the trio (Peter Edwards, Matt Jones and Eve Truszkowska) create a story around a postman (Peter Edwards) who is framed for murder by the father (Matt Jones) of his incompetent architect (Eve Tuszkowska). This involves several characters including a: farmer, two policemen, a frustrated wife and a sexually adventurous escape artist. Matt Jones, easily the strongest of the three, played most of the extra roles with visible relish, using a variety of accents and mannerisms to differentiate the characters.
The problem was that Peter Edwards and Eve Tuszkowka seem much less enthusiastic, and their performances pale in comparison. Although there were only a few pauses, the play began to run out of steam two-thirds of the way through, with Edwards at one point reminding the audience that there was twenty minutes left. This suggests that show might have been more effective had it been ten minutes shorter.
This is a solid introduction to the genre, which the audience seemed to enjoy. The problem is that once the novelty wears off, it isn’t particularly exciting.
|Event Venues & Times|
|finished||Phoenix Artist Club | Phoenix Street, London, WC2 0JP|