Episode 3 - The Little Death by Tom Crowley is a wonderful little character piece which, like most of my favourite comedies, has a very simple premise: Antigone wants to have a nice time at the cinema, and circumstances prevent her from doing so (namely, a background drama involving Rudyard, Eric and Georgie). Tom's written a fabulous script which puts the focus on how the four central characters interact with each other on a more personal level. It's especially gratifying to see what makes Georgie tick, having stood on the sidelines for much of the first two episodes. Eric also gets an opportunity to show a few new sides to his nature. But it's Antigone who's really at the centre of this episode, and her frustration with herself and the world around her is heart-wrenching stuff. Very funny too.
There's still time, though, for a whole range of guest characters to do their thing. Freya Parker (50% of sketch duo Lazy Susan) is unscrupulous Australian café owner Hettie Mayo, the woefully overqualified character comedian Kieran Hodgson lends us some sensual French groaning as Serge, and Old Harry's Game star and frequent QI and Have I Got News for You guest Andy Hamilton plays the lonely cinema owner Herbert Cough. It's possible, however, that the whole episode is stolen by Ellie Dickens as Miss Scruple. You'll know what I mean when you hear it; such a fun scene.
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We can confirm the following guests so far:
Show #2 (Episodes 3 & 4) - October 19th - Freya Parker, Celeste Dring, Kieran Hodgson
Show # 3 (Episodes 5 & 6) - November 2nd - Max Olesker
Show # 4 (Episodes 7 & 8) - November 16th - Jason Forbes, Phil Wang
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