Home / Brighton Fringe / BRIGHTON FRINGE: Do You Ever… – The Warren

BRIGHTON FRINGE: Do You Ever… – The Warren

Directors: Megan Hamber and Jack Cherrie
Reviewer: Paul Couch

There’s obviously a lot of thought gone into Brighton-based Tessellate’s 45-minute sketch show, Do You Ever…, and, with a little more polish and some cash investment, it’s on course to be a fantastic showcase for some serious comedic talent.

Some of the sketches are more successful than others, but that’s only to be expected with new work. For example, the opening skit about a groundbreaking new dance move falls a little flat, raising barely a titter, but everything is soon ramped up with an hysterical “Game of Life” snakes and ladders featuring a “real” snake and a man wearing a ladder.

This a devised show and, in itself, that’s not a bad thing – from such exercises comes strokes of genius; however, there are still a lot of rough edges and an air of “made up as it goes along”. A step back and look at what works and what doesn’t work would pay dividends.

The large cast – Jack Cherri, Harriet Lansdown, Yvette May, Jordan Matthews, Victor Butt, and Emma Howarth –  work their nylon-clad (who knew?) socks off but there’s a feeling there’s much more talent behind their clowning than the cheap-as-chips costumes suggest. A new company of young theatre-makers but one to look out for on the fringe circuit.

Reviewed on 25 May 2017 at The Warren Studio 2

www.brightonfringe.org  |  @brightonfringe

Brighton Fringe Logo

The Reviews Hub is proud to sponsor the Literature & Spoken Work section of Brighton Fringe 2017 as well as being an official Reviews Partner, offering in-depth coverage of the festival. 

Directors: Megan Hamber and Jack Cherrie Reviewer: Paul Couch There's obviously a lot of thought gone into Brighton-based Tessellate's 45-minute sketch show, Do You Ever..., and, with a little more polish and some cash investment, it's on course to be a fantastic showcase for some serious comedic talent. Some of the sketches are more successful than others, but that's only to be expected with new work. For example, the opening skit about a groundbreaking new dance move falls a little flat, raising barely a titter, but everything is soon ramped up with an hysterical "Game of Life" snakes and ladders featuring a…

Review Overview

The Reviews Hub Score:

Hysterical nonsense

About The Reviews Hub - London

The Reviews Hub - London
The Reviews Hub London is under the editorship of John Roberts.The Reviews Hub was set up in 2007. Our mission is to provide the most in-depth, nationwide arts coverage online.