Review: ‘Hitchcocked’ By Sound & Fury

Gluttony – The Bally, Saturday, February 15

Gluttony – The Bally, Saturday, February 15

Sound & Fury’s three-member troupe first appeared for pre-show gags, explanations and jokey infighting before this, “Shakespeare’s Hitchcocked!!!”, commenced, and one of them had Alfred Hitchcock’s gob projected onto his own in a cool, lo-fi effect. Then we were into the ‘plot’, as the comedy duo ‘Tobias And Elias’ are split forever when one’s murdered at the ‘Bates Motel’ and the other must dash through wonderfully baffling scenes as things get more and more breathlessly nutty. There’s a key-expert Aunt with a kinky secret made up on the night; a sequence in the Russian booze store ‘Big Nick Lickers’; music from North By Northwest, Vertigo and Psycho (“Get those pipes checked!”); a final act that wraps everything up with Twilight Zone giggles; and more than enough infectious energy and spontaneous silliness to see you past Gluttony’s outside noise. Hitch would have loved it, but he wasn’t there, so the audience did instead. Rating: **** ‘Hitchcocked’ By Sound & Fury continues at Gluttony – The Bally until Sun Mar 2. * This review also appears on Rip It Up

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