Max and Ivan are Holmes and Watson (2 stars)

This article is from 2011.

Max and Ivan are Holmes and Watson

Slick but over-the-top, confusing and largely gag-free tale

There may be a slickness to Max and Ivan’s take on Holmes and Watson, but this is an over-the-top, confusing and largely gag-free tale. It may simply be that their story is too busy for a double act to carry off, unless their name happened to be the Pajama Men.

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 29 Aug, 3.30pm, £10–£11 (£8.50–£9.50).

Max and Ivan Are Holmes and Watson

  • 2 stars

The world's greatest detective tackles Chicago's murky underworld in his final thrilling escapade, recently discovered by award-winning comedy duo Max and Ivan (Time Out Critics Choice). In an hour of deftly interwoven narrative lunacy that 'could sit happily in the League of Gentlemen' ( Max and Ivan…


1. Paul12126 Aug 2011, 3:46pm Report

Don't know who this reviewer is, but wont be reading any more of his guff - one of the best shows I saw this year - strangely and realise I'm in the minority but wasn't overly fussed with pajama men, whereas as this gem held all of our parties attention - stunning.

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