Anybody who has started a big night out from home with predrinks will recognise the scene/stage pictured below. The set is dressed and ready as the audience first enter the Theatre. I defy most of us during the early twenty something’s era not to have been in a room similar to this.
The outrageously funny cast, keep up the energy and passion throughout the entire 90-minute performance. From Angus, the lovable gay flatmate who has some fabulous dance moves in the first scene, through to Sazzle the crazed fan who has his face tattoed on her back and went to great extremes to be invited back to the flat after Angus’s stage debut night.
Watch out for the much-feared “vagagne” first online magazine article to go live. Which celebrity animal does your lasagne look like? This quickly gets hijacked from a disaster to the positive free your vagina hashtag instead.
We are introduced to some fantastic new comedy one-liners, for example, the “boner killer”, “treasure is knowledge” and a “deranged Cilla Black”. A refreshing change to watch original comedy being performed.
Will Leah and Ally get back together after Ally arrives back from New York to become Angus’s manager or Jack and Jenny become a couple after the ill-fated clown incident? We cannot be sure but it’s certainly going to be a lot of laughs on the way to finding out.
There is a constant array of random funnies and some well-scripted banter, this play is the perfect night out to be brilliantly entertained. One thing that comes across is how much the cast was enjoying their roles and at times trying to hold back their own laughter.
Eliot on the left and Jude on the right are pictured above.
Mack and Salt have a great rapport on stage and through the writing of this comedy it’s obvious, this extends behind the stage too. A duo to watch out for in the future, and the industry will certainly benefit from these two exceptionally talented young ladies.
Four and a half Stars
Lyrics-Mack and Salt
Vocalists-Merryl Ansah, Luke Ward, Tom Grant
Set design-Daisy Blower
Directed by Alice Hoskyns.
Drayton Arms Theatre
153 Old Brompton Road