Words: Jacqueline Ross
Crizards This Means War is a bundle of joy! The type of show that will make you forget all your troubles as you become enraptured in this jaunty, entertaining and hilariously delivered romp. Taking the serious subject of war, Eddy Hare and Will Rowland use music and song, a horse and a fair few hats to bring it to life in a serious but oh so not serious way.
Describing themselves as ‘the UK’s lowest energy double act’ is part of Crizards self-depreciating opener. As a duo they combine brilliantly and the storyline has you laughing from beginning to end. The tale tells of Private Grandad aiming to deliver a message and do his duty for his country but he is beset with obstacles in his way.
The character introductions make the story. Especially the small Belgian boy with his love of numbers and his blundering comrade who dreams of being home with his wife amongst the apple orchards. The story switches from then to now as Private Grandad aspires to create a better life of office temping for his grandson so that he can afford to play the Fringe.
Altogether Crizards: This Means War is highly enjoyable. The first three hundred attenders receive a cute little badge but the show is worthy of many more viewers. Expect bravery, poignance, mischief and endearing vibes from this critically acclaimed team. But most of all expect to leave with a great big smile on your face.
Crizards: This Means War
Pleasance Dome, 10Dome
9-13, 15-26 Aug