Jollie (3 stars)

This article is from 2010.


Charmingly silly piece of musical comedy

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).

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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