Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh
August, 1995

Rejects Revenge could just be the next Right Size. Like that company, they go in for ridiculous physical performances and endearingly daffy plot-lines. Peasouper follows a trio of stiff-upper-lipped Victorians across several continents in search of a lost jewel and a murderous bounder, by way of a London courtroom, a Wild West wagon and an Indiana Jones-style Egyptian tomb. In a gloriously silly climax, the two painted boxes that comprise most of the set become a speeding steam train as the good and bad guys slug it out through several compartments and, of course, on the roof. David Alison, Ann Farrar and Tim Hibberd have a sharp collective eye for the lampoonable excesses of good old English pluck. And they do terrific camel impressions.

Written for The Independent.

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