The Not Quite Quartet (3 stars)

This article is from 2012

The Not Quite Quartet

High fives and top tunes

If you have yet to make your way through The Wire or somehow haven’t yet seen Fight Club or The Sixth Sense or Citizen Kane, best take some earplugs with you to The Not Quite Quartet. ‘The Spoiler Song’ does exactly what it says in the title but it would be a shame to miss out entirely just because you don’t want to know what’s in the box at the end of Se7en.

Thankfully, the duo of Dale Campbell (an excellent guitarist who looks a bit like the League of Gentleman’s Steve Pemberton aka Tubbs/Herr Lipp etc and says not a word throughout the whole show) and Ricky Tart (who is prone to wearing one of those hilarious tops that’s designed like a shirt and tie, and has got more rabbit than Sainsbury’s) don’t just provide a means to narrow down your viewing choices.

‘The Girl Who Tasted of Cinnamon’ is a modern fairytale which namechecks Heston Blumenthal while ‘The Hello Song’ is another fairly self-explanatory tune in their locker. All that, plus you may learn to perfect a ninja high five: that one probably does need some explaining.

The Caves, 556 5375, until 26 Aug, 7.40pm, £7.50–£8.50.

The Not Quite Quartet

The Not Quite Quartet

  • 3 stars

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