A Spaniel in the Works theatre production, tonight’s performance at the Imperial Hotel, Stroud, was a riotously funny very intelligent an witty race through modern art, from impressionism to BritArt.
A fluid performance from caberet to declamtory performance, and singing and joking spontaneous asides, I hadn’t laughed so much for a long time. Offenbach illustrating the Fauvists, Parklife transformed into Britart, A Perfect Day becoming “it’s the everyday, culture from the streets, becomes artistic treats, something good”, a Madonna medley illustrating expressionism and “Bernard” as Alan Bennett as Pablo Picasso at the bateau lavoir, completely side splitting funny.
It is such a shame that there were so few in the audience as the energy levels were incredible and the writers had put a truly impressive amount of research to create this piece. And most importantly, it was a great night out.
Spaniel in the Works is performing at the Stroud Theatre festival 9-11 September ad well as in Worcester and Gloucester at the end of August.