‘Jollyboat’ is the first Fringe show to have made me laugh until I cried. Unfortunately, the hilarity was specific to the performance I saw – the lights rebelled and the microphones wouldn’t work so the cast decided to give up on the material they’d prepared and trash the stage instead. Assuming this is an accidental one off, means that such amusement is not guaranteed. I am certain, however, that this assortment of comic songs will always be very silly. The opening songs and ‘pirate pop medley’ with which the show ends are brilliant. However, not all of the songs were as good; the Hitler/’Imagine’ mash-up is a particular low point. All in all, though, a fantastically mad and jolly hour.
The Voodoo Rooms, 6 – 27 Aug (not 7, 17), 1.45pm (2.45pm), free, fpp101.
tw rating 3/5