Four Screws Loose (2 stars)

This article is from 2012

Four Screws Loose

Intelligently conceived highlights rare in show that is largely filler

Sketch show foursome Four Screws Loose set out to find a comedic juxtapose of pantomime-style tomfoolery and the bizarre. The show opens with a flamboyant music-led introduction that, whilst prompting the obligatory audience clap-along, is old hat.

This lukewarm introduction sets the scene for the rest of a show that is largely filler. Whilst exceptions to this come in the shape of an intelligently conceived musical rendition of Titanic and a well-executed piss-take of modern day boy bands, a host of mundane and humourless skits make for a largely dull show overall.

It's apparent throughout that each member brings something unique to the show, and each of their personalities is allowed to emanate through the variety of characters they play. All too often though, the endearing qualities of each are lost amongst sketches that are, at times, verging upon awkward.

Assembly George Square, 623 3030, Until 27 Aug, 3.20pm, £7--£5

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  • 2 stars

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