Tie her to the Tracks

Featuring Andrew McClelland, Asher Treleaven, Celia Pacquola & Sammy J
Regent Room, Town Hall, Thursday 29th March 2012

I always try to go see Andrew at every comedy festival, even if it is one of the only shows I go to see, so I was interested in seeing this show as it looked a bit different and had an excellent looking cast.

The show is billed as a live action silent film with Andrew McClelland playing the Hobo, Asher Treleaven as the villain and Celia Pacquola as the heroine. It must have been hard for the cast to not make any noise with their mouths at all as there is only one sound joke for the whole show.

Sammy J plays the live score to go along with the action, which fits really well. I did try to watch him play, but it is too hard to watch both the action on the stage and the pianist at the same time.

I did like the set up at the start with the owner of the picture theatre and Sammy J showing everyone to their seats and getting everyone to stand for "God Save the Queen".

The audience was encouraged to cheer for the hero and boo the villain and most people did so.

I enjoyed the costumes and the jokes with the backdrop also. There is a lot of physical action in the show and Andrew got pretty sweaty by the end.

I would recommend this show to people who are sick of hearing jokes in shows and want something different, it is also an ideal timeslot for a quick show before dinner and then you can go and see a couple more shows that night. I was originally going to see Andrew McClelland the same night, but ended up somewhere else that night.

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