Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised

Aaaand Now for Something Completely Improvised is a solid hour of good fun. There are very few moments that are hilarious and very few that fall flat, but overall I, and the audience, was kept entertained throughout. The show begins with suggestions from the audience for the title, key plot point and main character of the play. From then on, the action proceeds uninterrupted.

Aaaand Now for Something Completely Improvised is charming and enjoyable and likely to keep you entertained throughout.

There are not many individual jokes in the show that are particularly exceptionally witty or clever. When they do come, they are usually the product of one member of the troupe, Chris Turner. However, in terms of energy and engaging performances, the whole troupe is extremely strong. I was particularly impressed by the way in which they succeeded in bringing the audience suggestions together in the final scene, just when I was wondering how things could possibly be resolved.

There are a few decent musical improvisations, although again nothing spectacular. There are also moments of satire which mingle in with slapstick. On that note, there were several children in the audience who greatly enjoyed the absurdity of the whole thing. This is not a show designed for children by any means, but it is highly accessible for them and completely appropriate for any age.

In all, Aaaand Now for Something Completely Improvised is charming and enjoyable and likely to keep you entertained throughout. Yes, it could always be cleverer. Yes, it could always be funnier. But it is extremely good fun, and by merit of that alone deserves your attention.

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Racing Minds are back after a sell-out 2013 Fringe! A doddery grandfather can't quite remember his ripping yarn but with your help a mystery stuffed with hilarious characters, whip-smart wit and breathtaking twists will take hasty shape before your very eyes. Anything could happen, but excitement is guaranteed in this improvised comic adventure based entirely on audience suggestions! 'Never in my life have I witnessed a funnier live comedy show' ***** (ThreeWeeks). 'Witty, clever and entertaining throughout. Racing Minds are stars in the making' ***** (FestivalJournal.co.uk). 'As pacy as it is clever' **** (BroadwayBaby.com).

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