Lovingly spoofing the world of working men’s clubs, Chris Corcoran and Elis James bring an engaging slice of Welsh chaos to Scotland. Performing as the affable club chairman Mr Chairman and well-meaning centenarian caretaker Rex Jones respectively, Corcoran and James are a funny and surprisingly sweet pairing, working intuitively with each other. They really bounce off the audience, who are very much involved in the proceedings. Indeed, the show could live or die on the willingness of the audience to buy into the concept, but on this occasion the whole crowd were caught up in the excitement of minute taking; the intrigue of the mysterious garment and the glamour of Caretakers’ Mastermind. Village-level bureaucracy has never been this much fun.
Underbelly Bristo Square, 1-26 Aug (not 14), 1.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Holly Close]