100-Word Fringe: “Casual Violence: Choose Death” at Just The Tonic at The Store

A hybrid of sketch comedy and comedy noir, Casual Violence: Choose Death drags itself in a couple of interesting directions but never quite commits. The joke quotient isn’t enough to justify straight out sketch, but the story – the various lives of various people approaching various grisly fates – is neither coherent nor rewarding enough to be an entertaining tale. Strong performances here and there, particularly the ageing curmudgeon and the armless hitman, but the whole affair is imprecise and regularly dull. That said, you can’t keep a drunk crowd down, and laughter was regular – if not entirely justified.

Casual Violence: Choose Death is playing in Just The Tonic at The Store until August 28th (ex. Tuesdays).

Tickets: £6 (£5)

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About alfla

Playwright, screenwriter, sometime improv enthusiast and full-time television lover. You know, in THAT way.
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