From what I can gather, this show is set at a wedding reception. There’s the timorous toilet attendant, a rather nervous bridesmaid, an overbearing mistress of ceremonies, a Gary Glitter tribute act (consisting of two people), a waitress and the bride herself, a woman not yet ready for wedded bliss. She is the one who begins the show by dancing into the room to the strains of Satisfaction by Benni Benassi clearly several sheets to the wind. She pounces on the nearest male audience member, performs something resembling a lap dance and drags him into the toilet stall. I needn’t tell you what happens but Juan, who is from Sao Paolo apparently, leaves wearing her accessories and they’re handcuffed together. The MC is furious, the attendant nonplussed and the tone is set for the rest of the show. It’s crude, as you might expect, and ludicrous but it’s enjoyable. To a certain extent. It’s also free and only half an hour long, so don’t expect anything that will leave you with an aching jaw. More humour can be found in the fact that the set malfunctions and falls down several times than can be found in the show itself. Having said that, there are some funny moments, usually derived from the awkward attraction between the attendant and the bridesmaid, who find, to their delight, that they share a penchant for a unisex deodorant. The show seems to be aimed mainly at a student audience, who would no doubt laugh themselves silly at the low-brow humour, but some of the material has been done. One half of the Gary Glitter tribute act (he’s a paedophile, that’s funny, ha ha ha) is a mute who isn’t really mute. Yeah, great, but we’ve all seen it before in the form of Andy Pipkin. The autocratic MC has been done too, best by Pauline in the League of Gentlemen. The waitress on the verge of a nervous breakdown because she pronounces vol au vents the way SHE wants to has very few lines and seems pointless, as if the part were written just so one of the existing cast member’s friends could be in the show. No, the best character is the bashful toilet attendant, played very well by the young actor whose body language is spot on. Yes, it’s delightfully silly and although I wouldn’t recommend paying for it, if you’ve got a spare half hour and an empty wallet it’s much better than standing around watching pigeons.

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The Blurb

Devised from people's thoughts scribbled on toilet doors, we see snippets of a selection of bizarre characters' obsessions, heartbreak and general crudeness. The piece is entirely collaborative and gives a new twist to the phrase 'toilet humour'.

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