ThreeWeeks – Soundhouse, Edinburgh, 2013

The Noise Next Door: Soundhouse

The Noise Next Door are a comedy improv group, structuring this show around the goings on in the fictional Soundhouse comedy club. They take audience suggestions (and sometimes participation!) to alter plot details in each performance. Tonight’s characters included a part-human, part-gazelle waitress; a security guard obsessed with tuna and a chef whose special ingredient was nose hair. The show is chaotic, lively and entertaining, with a talented, funny cast who work well together. As is sometimes the case with improv shows, some of the funniest moments were when things didn’t quite go to plan, but this spontaneity just made the performance more enjoyable. Part of this show’s charm is its unpredictability, which guarantees a unique experience every night.