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MTC Warehouse (Venue 6), to July 24

With a cast of 14 or 15 actors (I lost count), this dark multimedia comedy from local company Naughty Sailboat (Kafka in Love) offers up a sprawling satire of the stiff-upper-lip British hero à la Biggles/Bulldog Drummond. Sir Captain Jason Bigby is an upper-class twit called into action to engage in some old-fashioned subversion on foreign soil while settling a score with an old nemesis.

It’s all a little too sprawling, really, encompassing a BBC narrator, a psychotic, blood-spattered cross-dresser, a mythical, riddle-spouting monster, and a delectable female double agent with a cadre of acrobatic lady assassins. It’s imaginatively staged, and broadly performed, but not every idea pans out: A snappy hour-long amusement lurks in this oft-cumbersome 75-minute show.

— Randall King

 

From the official Fringe Festival program:

'Up a creek without a paddle?

Lost without a compass?

Enter Sir Captain Jason Bigsby, retired, ladies' man, man's man, Britain's go-to man in times of need, sallying forth on one final journey deep into the heart of enemy territory.

A new multimedia adventure from Naughty Sailboat, creators of Kafka in Love (4 STARS) and August Strindberg's Flying Circus (4 STARS).

http://naughtysailboat.com/

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheNaughtySailboat

Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 75 MIN

Tickets: $10

Discount Tickets: $8 if you are sporting a Union Jack

Warnings: Subject Matter, Language, Gunshots

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