From: Wednesday, 10th August 2011
To: Thursday, 11 August 2011
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11 August 2011
Messrs Comedy - Hugh O’Shea and James Britton - both former MMU students - have returned to the North West after a year in London, with an intriguing mix of audio, dark comedy and unlikely superheroes for two nights in Salford’s King’s Arms.
The blend of talented performers (O’Shea and Britton are joined by Jayne Edwards and Daisy Marsden) have excellent dynamics and ensure plenty of character potential over the course of the hour-long show.
The problem with a live show is scene changes; although quick they occasionally inhibit the flow of laughter. This is somewhat disguised by using audio clips to separate some of the sketches. It’s a brave idea with some very funny solutions (Stereotype Airlines and Church Chat, for example). With the audience left in darkness during the audio clips it is a weird experience, verging on uncomfortable at times.
Highlights of the show are the excellent business-like relationship break-up o...
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