The Bedtime Project by Lamphouse Theatre
Review by: Paul Towers, 21 October 2017
Upstairs @ The Western, Leicester: 21 October 2017
Sometimes a show is so hilariously bonkers it is difficult to know how to describe it.
Bedtime Projects is described thus by themselves: 'Improvised bedtime stories for adults - Join our raucous, musical, storytelling duo in the land of nod, for an evening of ridiculous bedtime stories inspired by your ideas and suggestions (yes, it's an audience participation show!). Grab a tipple and come have some fun. Prepare yourself for an evening of hilarious improvised entertainment before lights out. Good night, sleep tight, and don't let the bed bugs bite!'
But let's be honest, this doesn't go anywhere near describing what Bedtime Projects is. Calling it improvised fairy tales for adults sort of gives you a flavour for it but that doesn't encompass the lunacy that ensues when we, the audience, steer them towards the tale of how Sydney the Magic Unicorn saved Poundland. I know, surreal beyond words. Intermingled with that well known fairy tale are various digressions that have absolutely nothing to do with anything but are hilarious anyway.
With improvised songs, looped electronic sound effects and very few props this talented two-some kept us in fits for 90 minutes in Upstairs at The Western's intimate space.
'Lamphouse Theatre is a vibrant fringe theatre company based in Peterborough. Their previous work has toured to Theatre 503 in London, to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and regular tours around the East of England.'
company's touring production of Peter Pan will be back at Upstairs on 10
for shows at 1pm and 4pm. Suitable for ages 6+. More details can be found
Upstairs at The Western http://upstairsatthewestern.com/
Paul Towers: http://ptheatre.blogspot.co.uk/