Yorkshire-bred sketch duo ‘The Delightful Sausage’ return with their new comedy show ‘Ginster’s Paradise’. Set in a cheery holiday camp that evokes more of an ironic 70’s-themed prison, the narrative follows two entertainers and their general, and surreal, discomfort with working at such a place.
As for the audience, they must take on the role of the entertained – a role that the performers help fulfil both in character and as comedians. Audience participation is handled skilfully and in a manner that brought forth giddy enthusiasm from the crowd. The performing pair does well to draw the crowd in such that the line between entertainer and entertained is blurred.
Alongside this a clever array of props, visuals, and other things that won’t be spoiled are employed to tell a hyper-active and surprisingly in-depth tale that spans a one-hour run time.
Whilst the first half may waver, it is upheld by a strong and clever second that makes worthwhile the build-up before.
As for the humour, Ginster’s Paradise is cheeky and easy to enjoy. Specific references and humour that is a tad not-safe-for-work and perhaps too easy will depend largely on individual preference if it will land. If it doesn’t, though, the charm of the duo and the chemistry they work with, alongside a surprising tale, will be sure to bolster it.
The Delightful Sausage: Ginster’s Paradise is certainly unique in its story and eclectic methodology. An easy laugh and a light hearted hour is there for most, and a well-crafted tale with exceedingly likeable characters is ahead for all. Whilst its pacing may favour the second half, the overall package is worth a viewing to see what the duo has managed put together with such a small room and humble toolset.