Jamie Saves the World 2: Save Harder, VAULT Festival

by guest critic Amy Toledano

Everyone loves a sequel right? Well…. Even if you don’t, Jamie Saves the World 2: Save Harder will have you laughing yourself silly and soon have you forgetting whether you even saw the original.

Jamie and his best friend/partner/nemesis Rob spend most of the show pointing Nerf guns at each other (and the audience, and the sky) and quoting well known, and some not so well known, action films of the 20th and 21st century.

If you didn’t see Jamie’s show last year, not to worry – he will soon catch you up on everything you missed and more, as well as giving you a step-by-step breakdown of every good action film (or play).

Rob and Jamie are perfectly contrasting and their comedy stylings compliment one another well. It is clear that the two friends have a close bond and a deep love of all things action.

This puntastic show had loads of one-liners that kept us interested, which help as the plot isn’t always easy to follow (although this may have been an intentional choice). This could have also been a sound/space issue, as the actors aren’t using microphones and lines tend to get lost.

All in all, this show is the one thing you wanted to be – loads of fun! Just make sure you aren’t the one being shot in the face with a Nerf gun.

Jamie Saves the World 2: Save Harder runs through 3 February.

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