All of us have grown up to memories of going to the movies. It is almost a ritual to head straight to the snack bar to load on some buttery salty popcorn, chilled fizzy coke and maybe a chocolate choc top before the film. Waiting for Combo is set in a recreated cinema snack bar – two employees (played by comedians Caitlyn Staples and Scott Limbrick) are trapped working a seemingly endless shift, directed by Tiana Hogben (ABC's Get Krack!n, The Housemate).
Ben and Eddie are these movie enthusiasts who are working through a late-night premiere. Their characters are pretty much, chalk and cheese. Ben is a utilitarian, who worships his work and idolises Jeremy Renner. O yea! Ben has some taste! While Eddie is an uber dreamer and self-proclaimed inventor who believes she was born to create.
As they clean their way to the end of the shift, they weave in and out of their act bringing together cinematic classics of the past few decades, from James Bond to 10 Things I Hate About You. All this well delivered via recital or some spectacular voice modulated dialogue delivery. As the night progresses, the crowd still haven't left the theatre and the sequence of activities invokes some suspense.
We thoroughly enjoyed the subtle references to movies and some vicious pop culture. The pair seemed to enjoy their banter and did engage in some funny, quick -fire arguments with ease. The show was packed and the audience did seem to have a great time. Also extra brownie points for free popcorn!