Saturday Nights are Alright for – Ad Libbing? Braddie’s Bar fast overtaking competitors for alternative entertainment on Barbados’ South Coast
Whether it’s Karaoke or Jazz or the lunches or the snacks during Jazz or Karaoke, Braddie’s Bar is starting to be the happening place in Dover, Christ Church. What about those who want something different? I got an e-mail from a regular reader who felt I was a bad boy, here’s why…
“Saturday night last, I went to Braddie’s Bar in Dover to view the Improv show “Ad Lib” presented by the actors Dy Browne and Nala.
“Ian, the show is sharp, tight, topical, hilarious (sometimes scandalous) and a fantastically innovative alternative theatre experiment. Something really fresh in Barbados. And it’s free – well, they pass around a hat…
“Have you been to see the show? In my humble opinion, Ad Lib could do with a serious review – by you…. The show is in it’s fourth season, and still seems to be a well-kept secret!”
She was right in every aspect, one thing you have to keep in mind, is if you are a prude? Then stay away… I have known Nala for years and he will say what a situation is exactly as he calls it with whatever adjectives he deems appropriate! It is not cursing to curse as other shows have done in the past, but rather keeping it extremely real, so I warn you now – the language is spicier than a jalapeño!
There is the $2 Philosopher who should be an Editorial Cartoon, so we’ll ask Nala… There is also “This Week In Parliament” which for the last three weeks has been satirising ‘an offensive instrument into one of the highest offices in the land – BTW, do you realise the National Insurance Building in Collymore Rock only now says “NO FIREARMS or Offensive Weapons allowed” isn’t that like shooting yourself
in the ankle holster in the foot?
Even the audience has a say in what Nala or Dy perform or the patrons even ‘volunteer‘ their own friends to be props. It’s not called “Ad Lib” for nutten’ you know! Every Saturday night, for those who lookin’ for a new T’ING!
This is not the only T’ING Dy Browne & Nala do, they also examine abuses in the English Language;-
They also bear in mind it’s the weekend and everyone needs to be careful, they do it scarily yet laughing all the way;-
But I really appreciate “De T’ing“, Man!
You will find all sorts of folk heading for Braddie’s such as Barbados’ acting doyenne Alison Sealy-Smith or Ayesha Gibson, Starcom’s Co-Presenter in their Morning Drive as well as highly underrated and underused actress Amanda Cumberbatch (She was the original wife in the play version of Thom Cross’ ‘The Final Truth‘) so why aren’t you rubbing elbows with these fascinating folk? They even shanghai-ed an ex-Anchor to bungle some news in gibberish pretending to deliver a newscast from Afghanistan… OMG, LMAO!
Nala when not making people snort their beverages through their noses at Braddie’s’ Bar is also an integral mainstay in the Bridgetown Film Festival and has appeared in a number of short features usually as envisioned by Mahmood Patel; whereas Dy Browne was in New York for a decade honing his craft especially for both comedy and drama, the young Combermerian is back in the island sharing the fruits of his labour of love.