"A very original show, elementally based on the elaborate work of a clown, this production is very funny at the least, and at times absolutely hilarious.
'Living The Costa Brava' turns four characters into caricatures (...), who live out a miryad of interlinked relationships, in a microcosm in which they share their life with Snoopi, a fifth character who, although not physically present, is used to great effect in some of the sketches.(...)
All in all, this show vibrates with a rythm that flows at a measured pace and is superbly staged. Doors that open and close, characters that appear and disappear with millimetric precision... This all combines to take the audience through a series of comical situations at a sustained pace that will leave the spectator reeling with laughter.(...)
All sketches, gags and scenes are clearly designed to connect directly with the audience."
Heraldo de Aragón. Joaquin Melguizo. 5 setiembre 2008
The dreams, the necessity to look for the life, the desire to laugh or to cry, to invent and to dream, humanize the personages and we can see in them, or through them, a friend, a relative, a well-known, a neighbour… perhaps ourself.
The four offer an amusing humour spectacle, far from the easy joke. The humour of “Cascai Teatre” is pure surrealism passed through the sieve of intelligence, well done things, with it obtain that the spectator asks itself every minute, with permanent smile, “ what these crazy people will do now”. Its work is the result of a perfect synchrony, among other things, with the special effects, in addition to the ability to cause that when pressing a handle jumps a bottle or arises a pinch of water; and say ability because in scene there are no more technical resources than the hands to obtain the results by purely artisan procedures.
Salvador Enríquez . Noticias Teatrales Madrid. Octubre 2006
“Tomàs was able to find its manner clean to make, based the gestual theatre comic, the mood of what is absurd and its undeniable talent.”
“The talent of the company, (…) is shown of entry in the setting in scene: the neighbors of the building enter and salt cupboards where they live literally put, metaphor of the studies which are rented the summers in the coastal populations.”
“Living Costa Brava is a comic work that not renouncement to be analyzed with eye criticizes certain behavoirs of auchtones and recently arrived in a population tourist overcoat.”
“Work has brilliant moments, (…) a good spectacle.”
El Punt. Dani Chicano. November 21, 2005
“Big doses of comedian and surrealistic situations.”
Regió 7. Assumpta Pérez
Marcel Tomàs, excellent actor with a verbal expressiveness and (especially) gestual exceptional. (...) Nice entertaining spectacle with brilliant moments, with original scenic, attractive and agile composition, with excellent gags (especially visual).
Diari de Mallorca. Francesc Roger.
They are four demons, three boys and one girl, who cohabit in a residential set similar to shoes boxes shoes piled up on the others, in one cheer cacophony. It is the street artist, a rose water singer, to which would like to sleep calmly. It is the young night live man, that lives to the rate on techno, amuses itself making noise with his his motorbike till the end of the street, and it does not seem to do nothing else in his life, except about his stupidly laugh. He is simply, that puts all his heart to repair boiler and installations, in spite of good sense. It is depressive maniac woman, very histerical and provocative, that want the world turned surrounding to her, but is not able not even to control his dog. Ah yes, of course, also Snoopy. How can forget it, malevolent stupid insomne.
All this little world under the same roof, single can explode. And it explodes, inevitable. An avalanche of gags, a festival of sketg, a lot of sleeve effects…
Only the singer seems to be his head on shoulders, but will quickly lose his will trying to instil to his neighbors the elementary norms to live in community.
When the Girona’s company is puting on movement, there is not necessary to understand Catalan. Mainly considering that there is a good dose of improvisation. You laugh for, as much of the situations as of the special effects, and everything when seeing is made level the happiness that the four main actors share on the scene. A true moment of distension, beneficial as a processing of youth!
L’Independant. 30 juillet 2006