Miles Jupp Presents The Lost And Lonely Rebels

Note: This review is from 2004

Review by Steve Bennett

Best-known to TV audiences, at least young ones, as Archie The Inventor in t Balamory, Miles Jupp was nominated as Perrier best newcomer at last year's Fringe but his new show has got at best'mixed' reviews.

Personally, I thought it was bloody good.

Although Jupp gets sole title billing, there is no ego on display and Humphrey Ker and Stuart Murphy get equal exposure doing the most difficult comic format to pull off: the sketch show.

There is an originality of thinking and good writing here, with characters and situations developing logically in suitably surreal circumstances.

A method actor tries to find his 'motivation' in a porn movie; a man is told his father and mother are not his biological parents, they just found him sitting on the kitchen table; and after a terrorist outrage, the names of the dead are solemnly read out, but are all humorous puns: Emma Royds, Nick Rophelia, Warren Peace, Fiona Friend

Perhaps not genre-shaking, but very well written and performed. Miles and friends have created a successfully funny stage show here.

Review date: 1 Jan 2004
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

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