Some Like It Thea-Skot (4 stars)

Madcap characters and endearing improv skills

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This article is from 2015.

Some Like It Thea-Skot

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.

This article is from 2015.

Some Like It Thea-Skot

  • 4 stars

Alison Thea-Skot ‘Comic monster’ (Chortle.co.uk) Alison Thea-Skot brings ‘mayhem and mischief’ (Metro) in this melee of character comedy and nonsense. Thea-Skot will draw you into a world of has-beens and have-nots. Funny Women and Funny's Funny competition finalist, she has made up words with Austentatious and herself…

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