"Lower your standards," warned Ben Langley, Andrew Fettes and Mike Raffone at the beginning of hilarious Ha Ha Hamlet! at The Harlequin, Redhill, that saw Shakespeare's tragedy reconstructed as a piece of pun-filled street-style theatre.

Well, high drama it may not be but the "boys" still delivered a piece that was funny and engaging.

Hamlet is a play that concerns itself with performance and the masks we put on in life. From their box - or, rather, suitcases - of tricks, this threesome pulled out a production that was as much in love with theatre and performance as Hamlet is fascinated by it.

From the clowning to the inventive staging, this was theatre that not only knew it was theatre but wholeheartedly embraced its theatricality.

While it was a little too obviously actor/writer/director Langley's baby, the genuine desire to entertain was most gratifying.

Rhiannon Easterbrook

LIFE and The Harlequin theatre have joined together to offer you the chance to become a reviewer and let Life readers know your opinions about the entertainment events happening in Redhill.

We're looking for budding reporters to write about the live music, comedy, dance and family fun events that happen ever y week at The Harlequin. You'll be treated like a member of the press with two of the best seats in the house complimentary of course! So if you live locally and would like to become a Life Community Critic, email harlequin@ reigatebanstead. gov. uk with a 150-word review of a show, film or band you have seen recently with a picture of yourself and your contact details.

Critics chosen for the reviewing panel will see their work posted on the Life website and also printed in the newspaper when space allows. The editor's decision on reviews is final.