ThreeWeeks – May 2009

The Noise Next Door – Brighton Fringe Festival

When it comes to the awesome art of improvised comedy, one is often put in mind of the endless repeats of the now decrepit ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ Yet, after just an hour of sublime timing, undeniable charisma and the embodiment of team spirit, the five impressively-young entertainers of The Noise Next Door reinvigorate the sub-genre all for themselves. No superlatives do justice to the fresh-faced quintet who, directed almost entirely by audience interaction, deliver hilarity on demand from spontaneous cues. Put quite simply, in terms of turning a somewhat dauntingly blank canvas into a comic masterpiece to survive the glare of the centre stage, these guys could give a foolhardy chameleon a lesson in the meaning of adaptability.
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