Tally Ho! Creepy Latrine Choirs
Show type: Edinburgh Fringe 2001
A comic cabaret of sketches, song and verse starring former BBC poet and TV Bard Charlie Ottley and playwright Nick Perry. A sharp, cynical and downright disrespectful look at new improved Britain.
This dreadfuly-named show is something of a triumph of performance over content.
Charles Ottley and Nick Perry are a confident and talented duo, with a great flair for language, a love of performing and an obvious on-stage chemistry.
But the ground they covered simply failed to leap out and grab - the political satire smacked of The Two Johns (Fortune and Bird) and the songs, though very well sung, evoked nothing more than a smile
This by no means detracts from the pair's undoubted ability, but the comedy section of the fringe may not be the right place to ply their prose.