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This production which garnered rave reviews at the Edinburgh Festival is coming to St Neots Parish Church on Thursday 20th September at 7.15pm

We are very excited about hosting this fast and furious show

Tickets are £10 with under 17s admitted free (it's suitable for secondary school children)

Please enquire about booking by email / phone to the Parish Office

office@stneots.org

01480 370312 (voicemail)

 

Would you Adam and Eve it?:

Funny, Fast-paced and totally First-Class!

The Pensive Panda August 22, 2017

★★★★★ – Thou shalt not miss it.

 

An enthusiastic review of  Would you Adam and Eve it? by the Searchlight Theatre Company, at the Edinburgh Fringe last year:

‘This comic survey of the first two books of the Bible went to The Fringe after tours in the USA and Down Under, and it’s a must-see: friendly, frenetic and so funny that the person next to me was crying with laughter throughout.

Before anyone had even spoken, the show’s most distinctive element was

already obvious: the props. A whole array of objects were set at the back of the stage, on a hat-stand and table, teasing the audience as to what might happen next – what could a toy plastic boat or a President’s portrait possibly be useful for? Every couple of minutes, the two actors would go to the back of the stage to take out their props for the next part of the sketch – before long, confusion was morphed into laughter. This motif gave a wonderful impression of spontaneity: it was slick enough to seem funny but not so polished as to seem blandly rehearsed. It gave plenty of scope for improvisation, made each joke as surprising as the last, and created an atmosphere of warm, genuine humour.

The show’s welcoming feel was also helped by the way the actors sparked off one another, and included the audience in their daftness. At various points in the show, someone would be required to fill a role – often one which two male actors couldn’t quite do – and so someone would be plucked from the audience, handed their prop and told what to say. This kept the audience on their toes, and built upon the fantastic rapport between the two actors: one younger and energetic, full of witty asides, the other more mellowed and measured, keeping everything moving. Though there were only two of them, their enthusiasm easily filled the whole church.

Remarkably, in amongst all the mayhem, we were given a clear and concise

overview of the whole of Genesis and Exodus. The show was true to the Biblical narrative at every twist and turn, but also wallowed in the bizarre and brilliant details: look out for the introduction to Joseph and all his brothers, and re-enactment of Moses and the Burning Bush. Typically, an adaptation has to compromise on either accuracy or humour; in this case, however, the two were seamlessly and superbly combined.

Would you Adam and Eve it?

is coming to St. Neots Parish Church on

September 20th

Adults £10 Children free

Be sure not to miss it - you’ll be rewarded with a warm welcome, laughs aplenty and ninety minutes rammed full of Biblical boisterousness.

 


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