PRAISE FOR 'WHAT A PEFORMANCE' BY TREVOR SUTHERS AS STEVEN LESELY FOR JB SHORTS 10

There is usually one stand-out play at every JB Shorts, and on this occasion it was What A Performance. A superb concept, beautifully directed and choreographed by Miranda Parker. We were very lucky to see such gifted comedic actors in Gracie Kelly, Tigga Goulding, Paul Quinn and Chris Brett. Brett is by no means a small man and his every movement just oozed hilarity, he’s “one to watch”.

TRACEY LOWE -THE GOOD REVIEW

 

PRAISE FOR 'SAVING DAVE' A REHEARSED READING FOR 24:7 THEATRE FESTIVAL BY JAMES KERR

Dave (Chris Brett) is a likeable slacker with a head full of ideas but little motivation to do anything about the few that are practical...(he) reveals his big new plan: to lead a new religion as Dave Christ. This script is fresh, fast-moving and funny with gag after gag, most of which hit home, helped by some great performances all round, particularly from Brett and Crowley.

DAVID CHADDERTON - BRITISH THEATRE GUIDEPRAISE FOR JBSHORTS 9 AS 'THE ROBBER' IN 'BAAJI ON THE BEAT' BY ANJUM MALIK

The night opens strongly with Baaji on the Beat, written by Anjum Malik...it is an absolute pleasure to see Chris Brett again, as he made a real impression in the previous JB Shorts. It’s a short, sharp comedic episode that sets the bar pretty high. 

TRACEY LOWE -THE GOOD REVIEW

A comedy about police officers in a training workshop confronted by an actual shoplifter on the run, this is a great script, both endearingly odd and just realistic enough to be identifiable with...and all the actors showed great comic delivery and left us wanting more.

SARAH WILKINSON-REMOTEGOAT

 

MORE PRAISE FOR JBSHORTS 8 AS 'IAN CRAVEN' IN 'MADDIE' BY DI AND DAVE WHITELY@ THE LOWRY THETARE 

The slyly absurdist Maddie by Dave Simpson involves a celebrity mother (perfectly pouting Judy Holt), her daughter (wicked Emily Fleeshman), a perfidious boyfriend and an incident with 10-speed "nipple clamps" attached to even more sensitive anatomical parts. Chris Brett, wires snaking out from his underpants, is agonisingly funny.

CLARE BRENNAN-THE OBSERVER

Each performance is fine in itself (Brett’s pervy boyfriend in particular) the success of the play is due to the skill of director Caroline Clegg securing strong comic interaction between the entire cast and the gradual unification of Holt and Fleeshman against the lecherous Brett.

DAVE CUNNINGHAM-WHAT'S ON STAGE

The rude jokes and physical comedy, particularly from the hilarious Chris Brett, have the audience hooting with laughter 

JO BEGGS- THE PUBLIC REVIEWS


 PRAISE FOR JB SHORTS 8 AS 'IAN CRAVEN' IN 'MADDIE' BY DI AND DAVE WHITELY

'Maddie provided the majority of the laughs in JB Shorts, as it was full of bawdy, tasteless humour. Former pop star Maddie (Judy Holt) is issuing a press statement, setting the record straight regarding accusations that she kidnapped and tortured her daughter’s boyfriend. Emily Fleeshman does a good job as Maddie’s long suffering daughter, but the real star is Chris Brett, who plays her boyfriend, Ian. Gangly and awkward, he is a great comedic presence, and absolutely fearless. It’s not every day a man has vibrating nipple clamps strapped to his nether-regions in front of a captive audience'

TRACEY LOWE-THE GOOD REVIEW

'Coming in a close second was ‘Raving Beauties’ writer Dave Simpson’s contribution; ‘Maddie’ – about an ageing Popstar, a daughter, and a sex mad male fan. Although beginning a bit ‘Ab Fab’, it ended hilariously with flying vibrators, bum balls, and handcuffs. Special mentions go to Chris Brett who was especially endearing playing the misunderstood nymphomaniac and stage technician James Mason who was well timed in strobe lighting the sex toy bashing frenzy.'

REBECCA MICKLER- THE PUBLIC REVIEWS

'This is a blast. A funny, risqué, rollicking good laugh, with excellent performances from Judy Holt, as the hilarious Maddie and, Chris Brett, as the shamelessly perverse Ian. Emily Fleeshman plays an exasperated Mercedes in a relatively straight-laced role, with a good stage presence of timing and delivery. The writing is original and, has scenes that have the audience rolling in the aisles. The feel-good factor of the play is fuelled by Judy Holt’s dynamic and sharp attention to detail, in both appearance and expression. As Maddie and Mercedes set about teaching Ian a lesson, Chris Brett shines as a comedy actor, with great movement and facial expressions.The play is refreshing and vibrant, with some great one-liners and has excruciating, yet funny, use of props. The cast gel beautifully and, the writing is witty and contemporary, in style and content.'

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