Idiots of Ants: Model Citizens Review

Rating (out of 5)
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Andrew Spiers, James Wrighton, Elliott Tiney, Benjamin Wilson
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It’s difficult to review a show when you can barely see from tears of laughter.

BBC favourites Idiots of Ants have sold out three years running (see EG's reviews for 2008 and 2009), and it looks like they’ll do it again, with the irresistible wit of this year’s Model Citizens.

It’s completely unpretentious, which is refreshing to encounter in what is fast becoming a big name at the festival. There’s no big build up either; in fact, two Ants are already lounging around on stage as we take our seats.

The audience is cleverly incorporated into the show without demanding anything of them, which quickly wins everyone over. Though the sketches alone are brilliant creations, when put at the mercy of such quick wits before a lively audience the result is some exceptional improvisation.

Best of all, it’s clear the four are thoroughly enjoying themselves. The chemistry between them gives a certain elusive quality that makes this a truly unmissable show.

I can't recommend it enough. Go see it, and bring tissues.

Show Times: 13 – 29 Aug (excl. 15 & 22), 8.30pm

Ticket Prices: £8.50 - £11