CC Theatre Company
I’d had offers to be in two other places at seven pm on 22nd February,
but no, the theatre was going to be great. After all, the blurb I’d
have the chance to ‘Be more than a spectator’ as the CC company
‘use multi-media technologies to address the question, what is truth?’
It would be a ‘politically charged, emotionally-provoking journey
into the realm of artistic activism’. Who needs the pub when you’ve
got all that? Only problem is, the spiel was a blatant lie.
Ok, so the sketches were works-in-progress, and there was the germ of
a good idea in a couple of them (notably the ridiculously over-the-top
yet under-rehearsed drama group, plus the drugged-up rocker who claimed
to have been intimately acquainted with Johnny Cash). But there was no
new thought even there, and much of the easy laughs came from facile double
entendres that wouldn’t have been out of place on a Dale Winton
Of course CC are cleverer than that. They use long words sometimes, and
they know who David Cameron is. They also mention iPods, covering up for
the lack of ideas with cultural references that are so 2007 and a joke
borrowed from Russell Brand.
Some of the characters made reference to the fact the audience numbered
fourteen, which was a ‘record’. If they don’t think
of something more relevant sharpish, they won’t deserve double figures.