Manitoba·★★★★ Review

The Polka Dots of Death: The Making of a Supervillain

FOUR STARS There are folks that are interested in clown shows, and folks that aren’t. This show might win some converts.

FOUR STARS | Spenser Payne and Alissa Watson are a devilish delight

Spenser Payne and Alissa Watson are the stars of 'Polka Dots of Death'. (Red Nose Diaries)

Rating: ★★★★

Company: The Red Nose Diaries

Genre: Clown

Venue: 2 — MTC Up the Alley

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There are folks that are interested in clown shows, and folks that aren't. This show might win some converts.

Spenser Payne and Alissa Watson are a devilish delight. Through a series of bits, songs, and audience interaction they flirt with delight in all their mischief. And it needs to be said: these two are very, very funny.

It needs to be said: these two are very, very funny.- Bradley Sawatzky

Some highlights are a song segment about tearing down lesser clowns, and the moment our two heroes have a fight using only their supervillian powers. There are more but I encourage you to go and see for yourself.

There were a few minor snags, but this is live theatre. When momentum builds the show really sings.

And for parents wondering — no, this is not kid-friendly. But for the kid in the rest of us, Polka Dots of Death is a treat.

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