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Theatre Reviews

Fringe favourites A Lit­tle Bit Off return with a show fol­low­ing the adven­tures of two des­ti­tute vagrants who, out of des­per­a­tion, turn to some high­ly unusu­al ways of mak­ing mon­ey. Think con­tact­ing the spir­it world and dig­ging up corpses for use in med­ical schools. Yes this is a dark com­e­dy, but as dark come­dies go, it’s one of the bright­est. This show is per­me­at­ed with the good-natured humour and a play­ful­ness which char­ac­ter­ize this duo’s shows. Their com­e­dy style is high­ly visu­al, often aid­ed by imag­i­na­tive use of most­ly sim­ple props, and this show is no excep­tion. They are mas­ters of phys­i­cal com­e­dy, blessed with per­fect tim­ing and won­der­ful chem­istry. There are plen­ty of fun­ny lines, some of them ad-libbed. The audi­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion por­tions of the show are orig­i­nal and well done, both with indi­vid­ual vol­un­teers, and with the device of hav­ing the audi­ence decide by applause which way the show should go when it comes to a forks in the road.

Despite a few minor tech­ni­cal prob­lems on open­ing night, which I’m con­fi­dent have been straight­ened out, this show was high­ly enjoy­able with lots of laughs and sur­pris­es through­out. This was no sur­prise to me as I have seen all of their pre­vi­ous three shows since they have been com­ing here and loved them all. In my book, their shows are must sees and I was delight­ed to see them back on the Win­nipeg Fringe stage.