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[06 JUN 00] WARWICK ARTS CENTRE REVIEW
Dick Barton Special Agent
- Double-O Heaven
REVIEW BY HELEN COTTERILL

It's Double-O Heaven with Dick Barton Special Agent at Warwick Arts Centre

Dick Barton Special Agent is an affectionate and nostalgic look at post-war 1940s culture and music by the Warehouse Theatre Company.

Brimming with jokes, innuendoes and song, this comedy musical is a delight to watch. Even if you do not remember the original radio series, which was first broadcast in 1946, this production cannot fail to make you laugh.

The ensemble cast, including just one actress (Kate Graham), chop and change from one role to another playing evil baddies one minute and good chaps the next.

They appeared to really enjoy playing the characters and threw themselves whole-heartedly into the hammy roles.

The odd fluff of lines and banging of interchangeable scenery only seemed to add fun to the night's proceedings.

The songs were short enough to be interesting and funny, with live piano on stage played by Duncan Wisbey.

I would recommend this production to anyone who enjoys double intendres, slapstick comedy and a good night out!

ON UNTIL FRIDAY 9 JUNE

RUNNING TIME: 1hr 55min

SHOWS START: 7.30pm

HELEN COTTERILL - 6 JUNE 2000
  

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