Peacock and Gamble’s Emergency Broadcast (4 stars)

This article is from 2011

Peacock and Gamble’s Emergency Broadcast

Childish mischief and stupendous invention

Combining the childish mischief of John Belushi with the victimised protestations of the underdog, Ray Peacock almost walks away with this show. But Ed Gamble is the perfect foil, selflessly teasing out moments of stupendous invention. Their take on Dragon’s Den is a highlight but this is a rare show where almost everything works.

Pleasance Dome, 556 6550, until 28 Aug, 10.50pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7–£8).

Peacock and Gamble's Emergency Broadcast

  • 4 stars

We have all been at a show that goes wrong. Actors can forget their lines, technicians can miss cues or a lion can get in the room and go mental. But there has never been, until now, a back up show waiting in the wings, ready to leap in and save the day (and kill the lion). Step forward Ray Peacock and Ed Gamble (Russell…