I do think Improv shows are at their best when they have a specific gimmick or quirk that makes them unique amongst Improv shows.
Anything You Want has that. An existing improv technique yes but the first time I’ve seen it done, and the only one, so far as I know, at the Fringe this year. The interconnecting circle of characters and narratives that stem from a single-word suggestion is a beautiful device and, at least on the occasion I was there, creates a truly memorable and engaging show.
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I love a good bit of period drama, it’s something of a guilty pleasure of mine, truth be told, and good period drama done on stage is something I have particular time for. WWII-era Britain, as it happens, is one of my favourite periods in which to see it set.
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Sometimes you stumble into shows at the EdFringe; shows you know almost nothing other than it happened to be on next and the description was interesting. And occasionally those shows turn out to be real gems. Number, Please, I’m happy to say, was one of those shows. A female lead, 1950s, spy comedy, it manages to get the most potential out of each of those elements.
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