Neither actor really pulls off Mamet's very difficult first act. Full of unfinished sentences and interruptions, it is very hard to play it as fast as it needs to be played and still ensure that the English audience will grasp it. But your perseverance will be rewarded after the interval when the play concentrates less on academia and dry educational approaches and more on power and both actors get into the swing.
The permutations are endless and the audience are asked to text or twitter in a scenario in which to set the musical and the name of a favourite musical to select a style.
Long, lanky Dan (Daniel Clarkson) and controlling Jefferson (Jeff Turner) explain the concept and argue about the details. We start with Jack and the Beanstalk with Dan's interpretation of a title character being an ornate, lengthy green tube of a sprouting beanstalk. As an audience member you may well be several steps ahead of the actors on the punchline but hey, it feels good to be proved right!