The Listies 6D (Twice as Good as 3D)
- Helen Fowler
- 8 August 2016
This article is from 2016.
Gut-achingly funny; a show full of slap-stick sketches that all the family will enjoy
This two-man show more than lives up to its promise of entertaining all the family. Children and adults alike were rolling about with laughter when the entire audience got a chance to join in the action by hurling 'aliens' (aka towels) at the stage.
Look out for the explanation of a film rating system; it's one you may never have previously encountered. An audition for the movie, Curse of the Backpack also leads to great hilarity, as does the renaming of famous movies. Everybody fell about on hearing of 'Ironing Man' – one of many new and improved titles.
Mild revulsion warred with laughter as The Listies ran through their repertoire; the laughter won out every time.
The guys were able to switch character using just a few props and the odd change of costume. A ghost, a granny, a camera man and a would-be Batman all found their way into the action.
The show neutralised that saccharine feeling most parents will recognise from watching kids' movies. Most of the worst offenders are featured here, with Frozen high up on the list.
Even if you're not normally a fan of toilet humour or slapstick, this is a show that will get you laughing.
Assembly Roxy, until 21 Aug, 2.45pm, £8–£9 (£7–£8).