Pajama men: 2 man 3 Musketeers

With hilarious character impersonations, Pajama men bring on stage a revised story of the three musketeers.

Pajama men: 2 man 3 Musketeers

Shenoah Allen and Mark Chavez return with a double acted show that is half historic, half romantic. Following the intricate adventure of D'Artagnan and his loyal centaur Tony, the audience can't stop laughing at their incredible sketches, original both in improvisation and acting.

Characters are meticulously portrayed and everyone has a distinctive trait, from Milady to the King. The story has a proper soundtrack played live on stage, which also becomes an integral part of some sketches. It is impossible to get bored even for just a moment. The comic duo creates a performance full of hysterical surprises, shocking turning points and new characters.

Both the script and the organisation of the show is very well planned, but what makes them stand out is the quality of their acting. This is more evident and clearer when they are mimicking high school student performing their annual play. As they are intentionally not expressive and flat characters as drama students, they are instead incredibly performative as the musketeers.

They are physically creative and easily shift from one character to the other. They perform sounds as well with stunning precision, from pouring wine to bizarre voices. The audience can't help but to giggle hysterically throughout the entire performance. If you have got the chance, go and see them! Now!

Pajama Men performed on the 10th of September as part of High Tide Festival.

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Elena Losavio

Elena Losavio Contributor

Elena is a recent Master's graduate in English Studies. She writes about theatre, film and contemporary art. She is specialised in women's roles within media and the arts, and she creates A View from the Other Side, a monthly column on this topic. She occasionally writes short stories about her wanderings in Asia and never says no to new adventures.

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