The precious territory between slapstick and surrealism is occupied gloriously, by Bowlangles comedy. This classically trained string quartet, injected- mainline- with comedy, dance and clowning skills, is enchanting to watch. Performing to a full house at Wells Maltings Saturday evening in’ Escalibow’, the four players took us on a trip, passing through Nordic mythology, Arthurian legend, ‘Black Shuck’, dipping into references such as Abba, Wagner and Rap singing.

They are all wonderful performers: great voices, skilled clowning and enough energy to  enthuse a vary mixed (of age) audience. Wonderful costumes, terrific lighting effects, with each turn of plot an occasion to highlight cabaret skills and a hint of pantomime – each time I see then they come up with something new and funny. And each time I see them, their audience has increased. They’re off to the States this autumn. Let’s hope they return!


-Carla Phillips