Jollie (3 stars)

Charmingly silly piece of musical comedy

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This article is from 2010.

Jollie

Earnest and classy nautical storytelling from two consummate performers is strengthened by an evidently seasoned friendship and although the duo’s on-stage bickers begin to drag, this is a charmingly silly piece of musical comedy. Accordion, clarinet and box drum make for a chintzy accompaniment to tall tales of two over-qualified cruise ship artistes entertaining the blue rinse hordes of the high seas.

Pleasance Dome, 556 6550, until 30 Aug (not 23), 7pm, £9–£10.50 (£7.50–£9.50).

This article is from 2010.

Jollie: Roger!

  • 3 stars

Jollie (John and Oliver) have, due to unforeseen circumstances, (John’s burgeoning alcoholism) been forced to lower their (high) artistic standards and earn cash by doing a show on a miserable cruise ship. They created 'Jollie: Roger!' a wondrous mixture of story, song and sketch. Not that the humourless bunch of…

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