Max and Ivan Are Holmes and Watson (2 stars)

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The world's greatest detective tackles Chicago's murky underworld in his final thrilling escapade, recently discovered by award-winning comedy duo Max and Ivan (Time Out Critics Choice). In an hour of deftly interwoven narrative lunacy that 'could sit happily in the League of Gentlemen' (FringeGuru.com) Max and Ivan, 'monsters of sketch comedy' (Spoonfed.co.uk) spin a prohibition-era tale of revenge, whiskey and javelins. ★★★★★ 'Unique and brilliant ideas coming from every orifice imaginable’ (BroadwayBaby.com). Directed by Jessica Ransom (BBC’s ‘Armstrong and Miller Show’).

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Max and Ivan are Holmes and Watson

23 Aug 20112 stars

Slick but over-the-top, confusing and largely gag-free tale

There may be a slickness to Max and Ivan’s take on Holmes and Watson, but this is an over-the-top, confusing and largely gag-free tale. It may simply be that their story is too busy for a double act to carry off, unless their name happened to be the…

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