7 Deadly Sins
Beat those midweek blues with 7 Deadly Sins at Elizabeth Sneddon until 9 March. Take a futuristic journey with local entertainers, Aaron Mcllroy (of Spud fame) and Lisa Bobbert as they poke fun at human nature and our most common vices.
You would think a two-man show would be a bit monotonous and offer very little variety a but Mcllroy and Bobbert step in and out of different characters so naturally that you almost feel like you watching a full cast of people. The duo also work hard at catering for a diverse audience of various age groups. There are times when it feels like they’re trying a bit too hard to reach a younger crowd and times when their targeting of an older audience makes it hard for a younger audience to relate, but overall it is an admirable effort.
What makes this show worthwhile is its smooth flowing script that ties characters together quite cleverly and Mcllroy’s knack for including the audience in his skits so that you feel fully immersed in the experience. They introduce you to several characters, all of whom have their own little quirks that exemplify each vice and make use of contemporary jams that will definitely sit well with a younger crowd. The highlight for me was Mcllroy’s first attempt at Ylvis’s What Does the Fox Say, which will certainly getting you laughing away a tough work day. Bobbert is the better and more controlled singer but what Mcllroy lacks in vocal talent, he makes up for in entertainment. It’s a highly engaging, funny show and contains enough satire to satisfy even the more serious theatre-goer.
7 Deadly Sins plays at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre until 9 March 2014. Shows are at 7.30pm on Tuesdays to Saturdays, and at 6pm on Sundays. Tickets are R140. Booking is through Computicket on 0861 915 8000 or online at www.computicket.com.