FRINGE REVIEW: TRYGVE WAKENSHAW & BARNIE DUNCAN: DIFFERENT PARTY, GOUD, 2018

Absurd, ridiculous, funny, surprising and skilfully performed,  Trygve Wakenshaw & Barnie Duncan: Different Party is a little bit weird, but a little bit wonderful.

Direct from a sell-out Edinburgh Fringe season and London’s International Mime Festival; Wakenshaw and Duncan celebrate the banality of working in an office job.

Grareth (that’s not a typo!) and Dennis work at Ruck’s Leather Interiors where they wile away the hours of 9-5.

Well, that’s possibly what they’re doing but it all gets pretty strange as they morph into dogs, cows, a clock face and smokers of shortbread biscuits.

The mime is spectacular; the pair are highly skilled practitioners. The puns are hilarious and their poking fun at corporate buzzwords and lingo is funny and relatable.

Unfortunately, the show is just a little too slow to start and doesn’t really gather enough momentum to really grab you the way it probably could.

If you love absurdism, mime and general silliness, Different Party is one for you.

Different Party is playing throughout Fringe at the Garden of Unearthly Delights. Grab your tickets HERE.

3.5 stars

By Libby Parker

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