Gamarjobat returns to the festival after its 2004 run, where the show managed to sell out for 24 days straight and won a host of awards, including The Double Act Award. As the two Japanese men leap onto stage – sprouting multi-coloured Mohicans haircuts – you can instantly see why they are so popular. This show connects with the public, as the audience roll with laughter at their completely silent mime show.
Both men’s physical comedy is flawless; as they frantically chase each other through invisible elevators, swing ropes and escalators, trying to better one another.
Such is the appeal of these mime comedians that they have no problem getting the audience to assist them in some truly hilarious comedy sketches – a little boy thwarted each time he tries to shake their hands, an elderly man mortified when he is rewarded with a condom for his help…
The sketches come thick and fast, all the better because there is a strong continuity between the scenes, as one funny set piece links with the next in a bizarre story of boxing battles, jukebox dances, finding true love and learning Manga-style super powers and, of course, the grand finale – a mime rendition of the film Rocky.
Children and adults will love this show, fight to get a ticket!