Transformer: Fringe Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With their surrealist approach to sketch comedy that seeks to move away from cheap laughs and lurid gags, Transformer have produced fifty minutes of comedy that is refreshingly different. Minimally offensive, they focus on producing quick scenes with memorable personae that are genuinely funny. The return of earlier characters at just the right moments throughout the show is testament to its structural success, while their disregard for the fourth wall provides an innovative approach to the genre. It is just a shame that they lack this intensity in all their scenes. Arguably, it’s forgiveable as sketches move at a decent pace, allowing the audience to be quickly introduced to something different, but sadly it prevents them from being truly brilliant.

Bedlam Theatre, 5 – 27 Aug, 6.00pm (6.50pm), £6.00 – £8.00, fpp162. 

tw rating 3/5 

Taken from Three Weeks, published Thu Aug 18th 2011.

Three Weeks 2011- Daily Edition #14, Aug 18th

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