Fringe Review: Adventures of Improvised Sherlock Holmes &
Written by Kit Densley on February 21, 2019
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Presented by Flash in the Can. Held at the National Wine Centre.
The show starts with everyone putting their ideas into a hat, for the cast to pull out and decide on a story. From there hilarity ensues. With no one knowing what the others will do, which is the whole premise of improvised theater, you never know where the story will go. Each show will be completely different and these guys were brilliant. They had great comedic timing and creative ideas just flowed from them.
Tom Skelton is the lead at the start, helping to introduce the audience suggested show. He also has a number of shows going at the fringe including Did you hear what I saw? These guys also have a kids show called Kiddo Kaos! Aimed at showing kids all about improv and the fun you can come up with.
Vicky Hawley and Caitlin Campbell round out the show with everyone taking on multiple roles and story line arcs, including multiple roles at the same time. Great work incorporating all the characters you made up on the spot.
Presented by Casus Circus and Cluster Arts. Held at The Garden of Unearthly Delights in The Vagabond.
DNA is a circus that attempts to be meaningful, unfortunately it lacked any story line but did have fleeting moments of story that were disconnected. Movements ranged from smooth and linear to awkward and strange. It gave frights and scares, but not in a good way. Adult/LGBTQ themes throughout the show.
rst Acrobats, held at gluttony in The Octagon