Whose Line Is It Anyway…Live – Adelphi Theatre
Clive Anderson is bringing a touch of nostalgia to London’s West End for the next couple of weeks with a live stage version of the 1980’s hit comedy TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway.
Four improvisation comedy performers battle it out in a series of hilarious games where they have to act out scenes and make up songs on the spot, using a variety of random words chosen by the audience (and sometimes with the audience members themselves). Pointless points are awarded for their efforts and have no actual worth by the end of the show but this helps to add to the humour.
The comedians vary during this run depending on what night you go but performers include Colin Mochrie, Greg Proops, Brad Sherwood, Steven Frost and Josie Lawrence. The improvised music is provided by the current musicians performing in the US version of the TV show.
What is great about this show is that it allows the audience to squirm from the safety of their seats at the comedians on stage doing what most of us would see as our worst nightmare (having to make stories up on the spot and make a fool of ourselves). These people aren’t self conscious about themselves at all and will do just about anything in order to get a laugh.
Whose Line Is It Anyway is a brilliant night out and hilarious fun. At almost two and a half hours long the show does go on a bit longer than necessary but you certainly get your moneys worth. Even if you never watched the TV show, the quick wit of the performers is great to watch and it had me chuckling all the way through.
Reviewed by West End Wilma
Photo: Manuel Harlan
Whose Line Is It Anyway… Live is playing at the Adelphi Theatre until 5 July 2015. Click here for tickets