Emotional balladry, lyrical wizardry, and musical husbandry are the cornerstones of Men With Coconuts, at PBH's Free Fringe @ Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse.
A night of laughter, music, and unmatched improvisation
This improvised comedy show based on audience suggestions is an unpredictable rollercoaster of laughter and joy. To give you an idea, one suggestion led to a surreal sketch about a clump of dead dog; both bizarre and hilarious, showcasing the troupe's creativity and fearlessness in their improv. Another sketch about Santa Claus and his Elves flying around for Christmas further demonstrated their talents. Based on requests for TV genres, this sketch included a comprehensive range as they moved from interpreting the piece in the form of comedy, melodrama, tragedy, horror, rom-com and the traditional soap opera. It showcased their versatility and adaptability, fully engaging us all in the creativity and heightening the level of entertainment. The sketch recreating how an elderly couple met in Tenerife furthered their emotional range in a heartwarming scene that demonstrated the troupe's knack for weaving touching narratives into their improv. The finale came as a musical piece based on another suggestion. This time, the scene was of someone's granny dying during the recording of the TV show Countdown. This gave them the chance to demonstrate their impressive ability in handling sensitive material with humour and grace.
Knowing that each performance is going to be unique makes this show even more special. You could go several times and see something completely different on each occasion and also arrive prepared with you own challenging suggestions.
I left Men With Coconuts with a smile on my face and a desire to experience their talent again and again. If you're looking for a night of laughter, music, and unmatched improvisation, don't miss this incredible troupe!