The Pork Crunch
We’re a rather cultured bunch here at Tick Tock Taxi (ahem, honest). Every now and then we like to take a trip to the theatre, seeing what new talent is treading the boards. This week, we booked a Camden taxi in NW1 and headed down to the Pleasance Theatre to watch a dark comedy entitled ‘The Pork Crunch’. Having read a 5* review online that described the show as “a bit different, oddly charismatic and funny as hell”, we must admit that our interest was piqued. Despite his indisputable genius, there’s only so much Shakespeare you can watch in a lifetime!
The Pork Crunch has a small cast comprising of Adam Hunter, Mia Austen and Simon Greiff, with a near empty stage space and minimal props. It’s times like this that actors can’t hide behind any dazzling chorus, pyrotechnics or razzmatazz; the performance is stripped down and laid bare. It gives the cast a chance to really show off their talents, resulting in an impeccably timed, hilarious delivery from all three.
‘The Pork Crunch’ has something for everyone. With a plot revolving around drugs, desire, desperation and the kidnapping of a fish worth £3000, the twists and turns will keep you on the edge of your seat. It’s thought provoking as well as entertaining, and we can’t think of a better way to spend the evening. It’s 90 minutes long, and there’s a bar in the theatre to round off your evening. There’s nothing quite like a glass of wine and a great show. If you want to check it out, book an Islington minicab to get there in good time. It’s £12.00 per ticket, £10 concessions and a special matinee performance at 3pm on Saturday for students, offering slashed ticket prices at £5.00 each. The show’s only running for another week, so don’t miss out!