Queen's Theatre
Until 14 Mar 2016

Review by Tony Busch

I’ll preface this review by stating that I don’t think highly of audience participation shows. I think it’s tacky to ask people to pay for a ticket and then expect them to provide a great deal of the entertainment. I’m also tired of Brits who use our Fringe as an opportunity for a cheap holiday in the sun and expect to palm off second-rate entertainment. Now I’ve got that off my chest I’ll get down to business.

We were greeted at the entrance to the Red Queen by a man in a frockcoat, vest and Y-fronts. Yes, alarm bells rang. His cohorts were also wearing Y-fronts, even the girl, except for the man who had enough decorum to be sporting a full set of long johns.

What followed was a sort of English music hall come university footlights assortment of set pieces based on the premise of a political party re-inventing itself.

We were asked to come up with a new name for the party, several audience members were elected to government portfolios and a lady at the table behind me was elected queen.

Disjointed, un-funny and very drawn-out, it’s a production that I would not recommend. At the end, the performers simply walked out, possibly because they had generated so little positive response there was little point waiting around for applause.

Rating: 1 star (out of 5)