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Thursday, 13 May 2010

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Still From 'I'm Putting On My Immigration Cap' Rehearsals

The hilarious new Mick & Dave show has opened to rave reviews in the West End of London and they plan to take it on a nationwide tour this summer.

The pair teamed up at the last minute after the two major shows they'd been tirelessly working on for years faltered at the box office amid allegations of in-fighting and bemusement. Dave's company The Conservatoires performance of High Society was panned by the critics for "lack of substance and meaning", while Mick's comedy revue Vince's Magic Numbers, performed by his rag-tag troupe L-Demos, saw members of the audience leaving in droves.

With time on their hands they decided to work on a double act and after only a few days of rehearsal, Mick & Dave's show We Planned This All Along - No Seriously Folks We Did! was showcased in front of the world's press in the back garden of Dave's house in London.

Drawing on their mutual experience of aristocratic wealth, privilege and public school skulduggery, the show incorporates many of the pair's favourite themes - money an ever popular subject for the duo's well-honed attacks.

One of the funniest routines, and surely one that will become a signature performance, sees the duo following a ridiculously long-winded and incident packed quest for cash, only to discover that it was in their own pockets all along. A disappointment was the exclusion of the classic PR sketch from Mick's days with L-Demos, but I'm Putting On My Immigration Cap and Pay Your Tuition Fees, I Didn't are Mick & Dave at their devious best.

This reviewer is sure that their double act will stand the test of time and We Planned This All Along... will run and run, some critics even going so far as to suggest that it may last for as long as 9 months. One thing you can be sure of about Mick & Dave is that these two know how to put on a show and how to turn a thrashing into a smashing success.

You may not get it at first and you'll definitely be in for a bumpy ride, but if you stick with Mick & Dave to the end, you'll be laughing all the way to your grave.

Mick & Dave open at No.10, London this week.

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