Salty Sea Dogs of Tall Tale Harbour review by Jodie Sloan
REVIEWER ATTENDED SHOW ON THURSDAY 16TH MAY.
SHOWS thurs/fri/sat NIGHTS UNTIL MAY 25TH. TICKETS AND MORE INFO HERE.
On the good ship Concept, three salty sea dogs are on the look-out for unsuspecting landlubbers, ready to bend their ears with some of the tallest tales on the seven seas. Built from audience suggestions, no two nights will be the same, with the Edge Improv team crafting a series of meandering and increasingly ridiculous stories of maritime mayhem.
The talented trio of improvisers includes Marc Buckingham, Brad Daniels, and Mark Grimes. Grimes also provides music, busting out his accordion to accompany each night’s ripping yarn. For our part, we were treated to the tale of a harpooner named Boris, a marine called Jan, and a worryingly deceptive cactus.
In true improv style, it’s funny when the jokes land and often funnier when they don’t, and while Salty Sea Dogs of Tall Tale Harbour suffers from an inevitable awkward silence or three, it does exactly as promised, delivering a seafaring saga packed to the brim with madcap antics and surprising twists.
Is it the slickest improv you’ll see? Probably not. But is it a whole heap of fun? Definitely. Come armed with your best suggestions (oceanic or otherwise) and be prepared to spend 45 minutes rolling around the decks – with laughter, of course.
Review by Jodie Sloan (website)
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