The Americans (2 stars)

This article is from 2008.

A typical US family gather up to see how they are going to deal with the threats looming over their way of life. Dad Sam, mom Libby (Liberty: geddit?) and gobby daughter Mary (sounds a bit like America, apparently) tackle the issues with sketches broken up by vox pops of people describing America in five, usually damning words. A ham-fisted and blatantly obvious satire of Bush's US without enough of the humour that might have carried it home.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 668 1633, until 25 Aug, 3pm, £9–£10 (£8–£9).


1. GROZETI4 Sep 2008, 6:38pm3 stars The Americans Report

It had a good cast - well experienced actors but somehow it made a mockery of the production. Some of the comments were about senators we knew nothing about. The male actor also played the comedy store but he seemed better doing that and meeting the two ladies they really were very accomplished and I applaud that.

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