Horizon Arts with Richard Jordan Productions
Laundry Boy comes from the same stable as My Filthy Hunt and is of almost equal pedigree.
This time, Philip Stokes has written a comedy fantasia but still retains a hard core.
The play begins with Lee Bainbridge stripping to his Y-fronts - again, as Terry. He is just coupling with the vacuum cleaner in the launderette that he runs when an old friend, Mel, appears from the past and releases a stream of memories.
They centre on his alter ego, the Superhero Laundry Boy. He is flanked by a trio of wet-dream women, blue-haired manga hottie Hoover Girl (Hayley Shillito), Britney clone Perfect Girl (Kate Daley) and red plastic clad, porno-whipper, Beelzebubbles (Stephanie Sweeting).
They war over the lad before the arrival of his younger self (Aiden Ross) and some serious reflections about a deprived childhood with two problem parents.
Laundry Boy is superbly acted and entertains, though at 1¼ hours, it is a little longer than the material can really justify.
Reviewer: Philip Fisher