WitTank (4 stars)

This article is from 2008.


Inventive sketches from young team

On first glance, it’s a bit of a rubbish name. And on second inspection, even when you see that WitTank actually serves a dual purpose (being a pun on a particular sex move and the suggestion of a container full of humour), it’s still mildly annoying. Yet this group of fine young comic actors straight out of Durham are far from irritating, spilling out sketches and casting up scenes that are as uniquely inventive as they are downright funny.

There’s a brilliant exposition of the many different uses of a towel (no, really) and a Diana Spencer piece that proves that, when all’s said and done, it’s actually not ‘too soon’. There are silly songs and daft props but they are put in the shade when inspired tales are dreamed up such as a confrontation between classic children’s story characters. WitTank have cooked up a Sexy Pudding that we should all be taking a chunk out of.

C soco, 0845 260 1234, until 25 Aug, 6.05pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7.50–£8.50).

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