50 Ways to leave your lover ... At Christmas
The Bush Theatre, Shepherd's Bush, London, W12 8QD
Until January 10, 2009
Performance Times: Mon- Sat 7.30pm, Thurs & Sat 7.30pm & 9.30pm
BOX OFFICE - 0208 743 5050
Anyone harbouring lingering disdain for pretentious festive goodwill will find smug enjoyment from this offering at 'The Bush', which treats the audience to a cocktail of characters breaking up.
Couples call it quits (with great difficulty and some don't quite get there) and relationships hit the skids in this humourous performance which has been given a festive twist following a sell out run earlier this year.
Shepherd's Bush actor Ralf Little joins the original cast of Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Claire Keelan and Michelle Terry.
Couples range from the trouser-wearing woman and her downtrodden husband, to the pair whose swingers' experience goes horribly wrong, and the hoodies with their rap-version bust-up speeches.
Their fallouts have you fixed for an entire hour, and in stitches from laughter, with the only relief for your bellies the frenetic set changes in between.
Watching each couple's fallout is akin to panning a telescope from your apartment window across neighbours' bedrooms, and catching snippets of their lives.
Toss the mistletoe folks, and jingle your single bells.