Arriving late for the performance, Mr Danger has lost all his courage. And what’s a scared stunt-man to do? Can the audience help him get back his confidence? Can he master new tricks and stand up for himself?
Welcome to Mr Danger's stunt show, full of daring tricks like doing an impression of his mum, and balancing on two small stones. It is Mr Danger's first show back after his terrible accident, and he isn't his usual brave self. With clever use of voiceover and costume, this one-man show is full of giggles and silliness as Mr Danger tries to live up to his name once more.
From the singing cleaner, to the master puppet master Master Bang, Sam Quinn brings these absurd characters to life with minimal props. His excellent stage presence managed to get everyone from the children to the hen-do laughing, involving the whole audience in various daft ways. From using a hand scanner and suggesting ever more ridiculous things audience member might have on their person, to carefully passing forward The Banana, it’s an engaging and interactive comedy
For school ages and above there are accessible laughs, a poo joke, a time-travelling accident and the opportunity to join in helping Mr Danger prepare for his daring deeds. But while there is plenty of physical comedy, for the youngest members of the audience the piece was not quite visual enough to keep them engaged the whole time.
The puppet Master Bang doesn't have a moving mouth, which – as Quinn doesn't do ventriloquism – meant it was sometimes quite difficult to tell who was actually talking. I felt that scene would have worked better with some exaggerated jumping between sides for extra clarity and comedy.
But with a gentle moral for children (and some adults too) along with plenty of silliness and laughs, this is a good show for all ages. While the tricks may not be all that spectacular, they are well played. And if you really want, you can try these at home!