Saturday, May 25

Derek’s Mojo: Questionable Behaviour – Unity Theatre

A much more adult addition to Liverpool Improv festival than the shows that had come earlier in the day, Questionable Behaviour was performed by the comedy duo Derek’s Mojo, made up of Monica Gaga, and Jodyanne Richardson.

If I’m honest, I didn’t really understand what was going on, but the story did not seem to matter too much when there were two such likeable, funny performers on the stage. The improv work here was outstanding, the ability to take dialogue in one direction, and then another, and another, but do it with such synchronicity is a skill that only two people who have worked together for a long time can achieve. Gaga and Richardson have a chemistry that is simply unmatched, they clearly have so much respect and love for each other. They maintained a sense of realism even in the most surreal of scenarios, and this is what makes them so relatable.

The story centred around bad decisions that you make in your everyday life that affect the relationships of those around you (I think). They even used some of these bad life decisions from the audience to steer the performance. The dialogue was incredibly funny throughout, and the ability to adapt to evolving comedy situations had the audience in fits of laughter from the first beat.

Congratulations to Derek’s Mojo, and to Unity theatre. This performance was a splendid addition to Liverpool Improv Festival. Unity theatre continues to be a significant cornerstone in the culture of our city. Congratulations to Unity and everyone involved with Liverpool Improv Festival.

Reviewer: Andrew Lee

Reviewed: 20th April 2024

North West End UK Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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