Manga: The Body Tights Man Show

Manga: The Body Tights Man Show

3 Gaga Heads

In true Japanese fashion, this is simple but effective comedy that is appropriate for all ages. Providing a fatuous insight into Japanese culture, focusing on such things as ‘yabusame’ or archery from a horse, illustrated here with a self-propelled straw and by samurai deft with giant chopsticks, this is a novel spectacle, especially for a UK audience. The obvious language barrier doesn’t detract from the overall performance, and if anything enhances it, as their overly animated expressions and actions are hilarious. This, combined with some highly innovative physical comedy, makes for an excellent show that is a refreshing change from the standard comedy found at the fringe.

Just The Tonic @ The Caves, 5 – 29 Aug (not 16, 23), 5.15pm (6.15pm), £5.00 – £8.00, fpp 93

tw rating: 4/5

published: Oct-2010

[Alistair  Quaile]

Taken from Three Weeks