Review – Accomplice, Menier Chocolate Factory on the hoof

Monday 13 September 2010

As the Menier’s website explains: “Sending its audience on a trek through the South Bank of London, participants are sent on a mission, aided by clues and mysterious cast members strewn throughout various locations such as street corners, pubs, out of the way shops, and iconic locations. Audiences traverse the city streets in small groups, piecing together clues of a meticulously crafted plot.”

As the programme (which you are handed at the end) says: “If you liked our show and went to spread the word, there’s nothing better you can do than post on Facebook, Twitter etc. Just keep our secrets secret!”

So we will say nothing.

Except that it very happily involves alcohol, a Dame of the British Empire, tap dancing and a proscenium arch.

But only one of these is true.

On the debit side it involves one of Phil’s theatrical bêtes noires: a park bench.

Otherwise it’s even harder to discuss than Deathtrap without ruining the surprises And since we are not Michael Coveney (who rather mean-spiritedly included a plot spoiler in his so-called critique of Deathtrap) we’ll just shut up.

Apart from to say, with uncharacteristic brevity,  “It is not at all like going to the theatre: it’s fun. Go. Go. Go.”

Rating

Rating score 4-5 full-bodied

2 Responses to “Review – Accomplice, Menier Chocolate Factory on the hoof”


  1. […] Last week’s free UK paper Metro featured an interview with Neil on Friday, marking the launch of Accomplice: London. You can read a review of Accomplice: London – spoiler free – here. […]


  2. Sounds fantastic, will have to take a look. Sounds a bit like Money at Shunt – you can’t say what happens as it would spoil it all – the surprise is part of the performance.

    Sasha x


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