It’s really hard to review and rate an improvised show, I’ve come to realise during this festival. But what I have realised is I very much like improv, and virtually anything put on by the Covert Improv group and produced by the delightful Wade Jackson is generally brilliant, because the Covert Improv group are well conditioned to go for anything put in front of them.
The premise of this show folllows around a Private Detective (Dick) while he goes looking for something determined by the audience. It’s clear to see the cast are having fun, especially when they try to throw each other off with some of the most obscure references, or lines with some of the seediest double-entendres known to man.
It was a fantastic show, and a great laugh, as every production I’ve seen by this troupe has been. The only tip I will give potential audience members, is to avoid sitting by the right hand side of the seating, too near the live music. Sure, it’s a nice touch, but I found it was a little towards the “excessively loud” range, and meant I only caught about half of the dialogue.