Godden’s show is a type of cockney clowning character comedy. The opening salvo, a biblical speech performed in the style of The Moon from The Mighty Boosh, set’s the tone perfectly.
It’s a silly show, with little real plot or structure, that really relies on the required audience enthusiasm to function, which unfortunately can’t be guaranteed. In such a large room, many of Godden’s creations can feel a little lost, however, many of them showcase Godden’s quality as a performer and highlight the show’s unachieved potential.
Heroes @ The Hive is the right venue for such a deliberately abusrd act, but while it raises more laughs than many conventional shows, it ultimately fails to hit the heights Godden is capable of.
Words: Tom Crosby
Marny Godden: Where’s John’s Porridge Bowl? Heroes @ The Hive, Aug 19-28, 3:00pm