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Review – the Two Wrongies

Friday, August 05 2011

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The Two Wrongies

















Ronnie Corbett bemoaned the coarseness and crudity of modern comedy recently, yet one rather doubts he’d seen The Two Wrongies, as the spectacle would have rendered him speechless.

Unquestionably, he and Ronnie Barker spent more hours in women’s clothing than Avis Cockbill and Janine Fletcher will over the festival, their various costumes and comedic conceits (or lack thereof) making this 'dance-based exploration of the female sexual psyche' a god-awful, one-joke phenomenon dragged out over an interminably dull hour.

Quite how witnessing two young women romp intimately together in a university lecture theatre can be so boring I’m still struggling to comprehend. The Wrongies completely underestimate the average audience member’s capacity to be shocked by sex: I would have been caught off guard if there wasn’t a graphic depiction of a blowjob.

And perhaps I’m protesting too much. The pair can dance and they’re wholly committed to their craft. But the idea that the Wrongies are subverting laddism is as irritatingly phoney as the notion of them “accidentally” being booked to perform for schoolchildren.

Some will try to convince you that this tedious show is so outrageous, or outrageously bad even, that it’s actually must-see. But these frauds are imagination-lacking perverts, the worst kind of pervert. The Two Wrongies are the emperor’s new clothes, nothing more and perhaps considerably less, because at least Hans Christian Andersen’s fable had a point.

1 star


The Two Wrongies, if this presses you to go and see it, is on at 10.30pm at the Assembly George Square.


Review written by Jay Richardson

Discussion

#1
August 5 2011, 1.21pm
SeriouslyCurios
I totally disagree with your review! Perhaps striking the too-cool-for-school pose of 'yeah, but it's just nakedness and it is boring' makes the intellectual totty swoon in your hall of residence but your world-weary yaaawwwn is way off the mark.
Were you really feeling a little shocked by the surge of Victorian hang ups which charged up from deep inside when you saw the show?
I thought the Wrongies nailed (probably in more ways than one) something all together different from the bland blah-blah-blah comics and strenuously emotional am-dram which takes over Edinburgh every year. I liked it. Perverts and all!
#2
August 5 2011, 1.21pm
SeriouslyCurios
I totally disagree with your review! Perhaps striking the too-cool-for-school pose of 'yeah, but it's just nakedness and it is boring' makes the intellectual totty swoon in your hall of residence but your world-weary yaaawwwn is way off the mark.
Were you really feeling a little shocked by the surge of Victorian hang ups which charged up from deep inside when you saw the show?
I thought the Wrongies nailed (probably in more ways than one) something all together different from the bland blah-blah-blah comics and strenuously emotional am-dram which takes over Edinburgh every year. I liked it. Perverts and all!
#3
August 28 2011, 4.46am
Iain
Accusing the audience of not being up to how clever this garbage is as we are so nailed by our Victorian hang ups is surely the sorriest defnse ever.

It is boring and offensive. However the large percentage of aging single males seemed to enjoy it.

Do yourselves a serious favour folks. Avoid like the plague.

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