Eden Court, Inverness
Sunday May 2015
A good night with some impressive improvisation and more than a few nights .On the stage the whimsical Paul merton was joined by Mike McShane ( of Robin Hood fame) , Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch and Suki Webster. The team immediately set about by making up a sherlock Holmes mystery about a silver spoon, each member had to keep the story going and if they stumbled the audience were encouraged to shout DIE! to indicate their elimination from the game. Paul Merton shows his talent for improvising as he works effortlessly with the four other comedians performing in the show. Between the 5 comedians there is a vast array of talent from singing, musical talents and dancing. The group work very well with each other getting audience participation for ideas for various games and sketches.
Another game involved Paul trying to guess his job of cats eye cleaner in Achiltibuie which caused much amusement mostly from the performers trying to pronounce it let alone give clues to Paul. Later we were treated to a very unusual Shakespeare play and a Gilbert and Sullivan song about sky diving. The group work very well with each other getting audience participation for ideas for various games and sketches. The talent for all the performing arts is impressive in particular the made up music (Richard) and perfect singing (Suki) along with funny one liners and lyrics from all the cast. Overall it was an excellent evening with more hits than misses. I would recommend this show for all ages.
Reviewer : Lucy Tonkin