Now here’s a bit of a giggle. Five disgruntled cult members have been left behind on Earth following the successful ascension of 200 of their fellow devotees, bound for the promised land of Petopia. Confined inside a locked barn, the self-styled ‘dregs’ of the Future Architects of Tomorrow must figure out what to do with themselves, guided only by the warped teachings of their recently departed guru, Leader Peter.
As individuals, Grace (Amy Stephenson), Dawn (Philippa Dunne), Karl (Rory Connolly), Johnny (Niall Gaffney) and Shirely (Shane Langan) could not be more at odds. Cue a classic clash of personalities as the group attempt to elect a replacement leader and decide on a new direction.
Will they settle their differences and find a way to successfully complete the ceremony after all? To say so here would spoil the fun. However, it can be confirmed that Diet of Worms are one seriously funny ensemble, who evidently know how best to play to each other’s comic strengths; whether setting-up punch lines with near perfect timing or executing the kind of kitsch dance routine Jennifer Beals would be proud of!
Though the pace could have been picked up a little in parts and a few of the routines trimmed of looser lines, this is still a highly amusing piece of theatre that is sure to win over many zealous followers.