Gluttony – The Speakeasy, Wed 24 Feb
What a coincidence going to a Fringe show entitled Dressed For The British Summer and it rains! This show is a true delight. The two performers dressed in rain-jackets interact with the audience and funny things happen. Everything is communicated with facial expressions and gestures and a great musical soundtrack that is a bit quirky and therefore funny by itself.
The smiles start as soon as we enter to the sound of bright, breezy disco era Elvis. The audience is laughing within a few minutes and doesn’t stop. A great source of humour is the use of a video screen which the performers use to disappear behind, to appear on film and to run around – every method they use is hilarious and innovative.
Much of the humour is traditional clowning; funny faces, a partner who doesn’t do what you want, losing each other, or things not going to plan. What makes this show special is the charming and almost whimsical silliness of the two performers. As they encourage audience participation their disarming smiles convince even the most reluctant person to give it a go. It is very funny to watch. The Kagools are like naughty children fighting, competing, doing silly things and dragging other people into their mayhem. The sequence involving water and swimming is amazing and hilarious.
The music accompanying this particular segment is very cleverly selected- particularly the speedy DJ soundtrack that accompanies a crazy dance sequence. Every classic track is in the mix but a night’s music is condensed into a few minutes.
The Kagools: Dressed For The British Summer will appeal to all ages, and anyone who wants a guaranteed laugh. It’s a great show for families and people who just want something that’s really fun without messages or bad language.
The Kagools: Dressed For The British Summer continues at Gluttony – The Speakeasy from 6pm until Mon 14 Mar.
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