Some Like It Thea-Skot
- Marissa Burgess
- 10 August 2015
This article is from 2015
Madcap characters and endearing improv skills
In an exhilarating show, Alison Thea-Skot flies by the seat of her pants as she races breathlessly through a series of mad characters. Some are vaguely familiar, such as the Celine Dion who wears a draped sheet and fright wig while greeting us at the door and the Liza Minnelli-inspired, though slightly historically misplaced, Hollywood star whose famous role was playing a woman with feet for hands.
Others are entirely creations of Thea-Skot's warped mind such as the lipstick-smeared dumped woman and a superhero from Rhyl. A great deal of her show's success relies upon picking the correct audience member with which Thea-Skot can impose her improv skills and tonight Eric was the perfect willing stooge, happy to play along and making for a joyous spectacle.
When things go slightly wrong – early in the run there are a fair few sound cues slightly out of time plus there's some unfortunate timing regarding the inclusion of a dead celebrity making a beyond-the-grave appearance – frankly, it's endearing. Thea-Skot deals with it with corpsing charm and it only serves to add to the delicious sense of anarchy in the room. Some Like it Thea-Skot and we all certainly do.
Cowgatehead, 226 0000, until 29 Aug (not 19), 8.45pm, free.