I had no idea what this was about. Not even the * press release email gave me much idea. But with Z having respite the husband working it was an end of term night with my mate.
It started and I was like ok……
The director asked the audience a few questions where everyone was just laughing from the beginning.
So the audience got to choose what genre movie, where it was based and what kinda things they’d like to see. As you can imagine there were some random answers, porn being one, along side a juggling machete man.
We ended up with a Disney themed film based in pontypandy, yup the set of fireman Sam.
I laughed from start to go finish. The actors didn’t really have props, the odd hat, fan, blankets and boxes. That seemed to be it.
When the audience were actually shouting stuff out you could just see the actors faces just thinking oh no!
It ended up being a ‘love’ story, where Gethin / Gevin came back to pontypandy after working in London to stay with his uncle because his parents had died in a house fire and was continually told never to go above his station. His best friend was a talking lasagna meaning a red towel was a puppet on his shoulder. Yup sound so random right!
t was one of those moments where you sit and think am I really watching a talking flannel and laughing.
We met the princess Marguerite who lived in the tower with her three friends, the flannel, the fan and a koala. Again so random!
What I thought was good was how one actor just thought of something and the other automatically joined in even singing. Never mind remembering who exactly was who or what.
At one point princess Marguerite said something like no I was just talking to my fanny, everyone laughed and it was as if the realisation of what she said sunk in, but they just went with it.
I think every person sitting there was laughing. The laughter would die down and someone else would chuckle.
The story was princess Marguerite came down from her tower saved Gethin / Gevin from the police and fell in love after going on a magic flannel ride. Gethin / Gevins uncle wasn’t happy and neither was her dad. He was told not to leave his room and she was locked up after having her panda killed her fan consumed and her flannel sucked up her dads bum. Yup random right, but it was hilarious.
Gethin / Gevin actually disobeys his uncle and goes to rescue the princess, he takes on her dad after learning he started the fire and killed his mother father and his wife. The uncle turns up and gets consumed by the princess father too, until he’s killed and everything comes back to life!
Writing this down seems unreal. Like who on Earth is going to say wow that sounds like a fun play. But it was so funny, when they made a mistake or said something funny, the director would pause and we’d see an uncut section to the finished play.
How they kept they’re cool and managed to remember everything I don’t know. You could see they all trusted one another and looked to be all quite close as a group. I’d imagine a night out with them to be quite crazy.
So if you are thinking of heading to the theatre this really is a must see, ok you’re not going to get a Disney themed film with a talking flannel and a talking lasagna but you’ll still laugh from the beginning to the end.
You can get your tickets here it’s showing from 18th July 2018 to 22 July 2018 prices start from £19.
* I was gifted my tickets in exchange for a review.