Touch and Go is a witty comedy about two best friend adulterers who get tangled up in a web of their own lies.
Should you see it?
In Touch and Go, the topic at hand is love. Perhaps “love thy neighbor” is more accurate. With a stage split into two apartments, the audience is introduced to Brian and Wendy on the left. They are a lovely couple who meet every Wednesday. Stage right mirrors the first with Hilary and George. They too are a lovely couple who meet every Wednesday. It’s a foolproof setup, until one evening George’s wife Jessica returns home early catching a stranger in her home. Except that stranger is Wendy. Where exactly is George again?
In this farce, the audience is in on the secrets and can laugh at the lengths these characters will go to in order to cover up their affairs. Despite being about a topic that might be dreadfully serious in the wrong hands, Touch and Go is very lighthearted show filled with classic British comedy.
There were times when funny dialogue seemed to whip past the audience. This kind of humor requires a spot on delivery to land the joke, which wasn’t always the case. It was really when the actors made their performances bigger and sillier that it became a laugh out loud comedy. I give credit to director Geoff Gruson for recognizing the need to break up the dry British humor with some more goofy physical laughs lead by Jarrod Chambers as George and Josh Sparks as Brian.
With silly costumes, and lots of places to hide, Touch and Go is a cheeky comedy, and nothing more. It may not be a story you’ll remember, but it’s certainly a fun and entertaining show.
But that’s just my opinion and I’d love to hear yours. What was the funniest part of Touch and Go? Did you like the characters? Tell me what you thought in the comments.
Touch and Go runs June 3rd to 21st with shows running Tuesday’s through Saturdays at 7:30pm and a Sunday Matinee on June 15th at 2:00pm. For more information check out our preview article.