Thursday 23 August 2012 | By Simon Thornton
ED2012 Comedy Review: The Harri-Parris – The Leaving Do (Mai oh Mai Productions)
Fed up of the monotony of rural Welsh life, Anni is leaving for the bright lights of London, but not without a leaving do… This low-key production is a wonderfully warm hour of song and witty dialogue, as the cast recount tales of living in west Wales: from the one and only nightclub, to the ominous presence of “weekenders” with their four-by-fours and love of farm shops. The four actors perform with sincerity and conviction, as well as great comic flair. Indeed the punchy musical numbers never failed to induce laughter; my personal favourite being a Beyoncé inspired song complete with dance moves. Hilarious, though also with poignant moments, this is a delightful and playful story for everyone to enjoy.
Zoo, 3-26 Aug (not 15), 6.40pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Simon Thornton]