Reviewed by Stella Crawford.
Constantinople is a show for people that enjoy Monty Python-esque humour; that might-fall-flat-at-any-moment riskiness that comes with occasionally just being kooky to see what might happen. Oliver Cox and Barnie Duncan together try this quite a bit, and truthfully, it falls dead as a donkey not unfrequently.
At various points during this show, the awkwardness and shame I was feeling for the two performers seemed too much for them to recover from. Each time, however, they somehow seemed to bring the show teetering back from the brink. They seemed to have worked out how to make the audience want to laugh. It is a credit to their timing, of course, and to a few genuinely hilarious moments. This show will make you laugh.
It’s showing at the Garden and it belongs there. If you’re in for a night of questionable entertainment (as in, am I being entertained?), this show has it covered, certainly more reliably than the performers were by their clothes. Finally, save your grape.