ABSOLUT Fringe 2012 | Dead Cat Bounce... Clowns | Dead Cat Bounce
Star Rating: 3/5
Venue: Smock Alley Theatre
Review by: Karen Connell
ABSOLUT(ely): Entertainingly simple
In a nutshell: Three clowns hurtle towards the abyss, propelled by their fears, poverty, pipe dreams and Jacque LeCoq
Best for: People who get the LeCoq reference, and people who had a long day at the office
Not for: People with clown phobias
Three clowns have had enough. The eldest clown initiates their post-performance briefing – they don’t got anymore to give. Fed up with all the scraping by and his enlarged prostrate, he believes it is time to call quits on their ten year plan of world clowning dominance. The other two are slower to follow suit but eventually come round to his way of thinking, despite dream boxes and parade funerals.
But fear not! A great idea from Ga-Ray, involving sick kids and their obvious money-spinning potential reinvigorates his comrades with some much needed joie de vivre, and they decide to do one last gig, throwing Ga-Ray’s Piemeggeddon into the mix.
This is a rather bizarre show, earning lots of laughs along the way. The three performances are confidently strong, with their obvious talent for comic timing earning as much favour with the audience as the lines themselves.
Indeed, the funniest moments come when the clowns discuss their roles with artistic swagger and pretentiousness - with traces of South Park humour adding its own flavour. This is non-impressive theatre, but good for a laugh.
Story by EI Team | 09:00 | Wednesday 19th September 2012 | Theatre
This is possibly the worst show I have ever been to in my entire life. It is like being in a bar with 3 guys who labour their "jokes" loudly in the most overacted manner. A very long hour. Possibly funny if you were stoned, which I presume they were when they "wrote" it. If you find Mr. Bean too subtle then this may be the show for you.Posted 09:09 | Fri 21st Sep 2012
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