Douglas has been a professional food writer since 1986. He is also an award-winning actor and director in Community Theatre and has been for many years. His blog may be found at: www.urbaneguerilla.wordpress.com
What's going happen next? No one knows, not even the actors
TomSkelton, Alice Winn and Daniel Nils Roberts (Photograph courtesy The Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes)
However I need not have worried, the cast of roughly twenty-five (performed by three, very talented and charming actors) treated the material with the gravitas it deserved. "The mill is dark!" "Yes, it's a dark Satanic mill."
Briefly, improvisation is a very hard thing to do well, and these three (Alice Winn, Tom Skelton and Daniel Nils Roberts) were supremely professional, talented and managed to keep the chaotic plot on track, the performance being the theatrical equivalent of patting your head while rubbing your tummy and at the same time juggling three chainsaws.
I could tell you the plot, but really, who cares and in any case every single night is different. The entertainment consists of three highly professional actors with impeccable timing and wryly comic invention leading each other into and out of trouble. They tease each other, address the audience, and have a damn good time, dragging us all along for the ride.