In the deepest darkest depths of Underbelly (a venue hosting some outstanding shows this year), four people are pretending to work in an Italian restaurant. But just barely. The restaurant link is tentative and confused, but it matters not. Quattro Formaggio bring forth a set of absurdist sketches not entirely dissimilar to ‘Green Wing’, and perhaps even better than ‘Green Wing’. There is the same dark sexual undercurrent to everything, the same surreal meandering, inter-character tension and post-modern ‘we know this is weird’ winks to the audience. But it is a life-affirming and buoyant experience, and put this reviewer a good mood for the entire day. Let’s fill their dungeon before the month is out.
Underbelly, 4 – 28 Aug (not 17), 1.20pm (2.20pm), £6.50 – £9.50, fpp111.
tw rating 4/5