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"This is a hire coach, not some nookie wagon!" Funny romp with a twist in the tale
I saw this short film on ITV after it was advertised in the break between Coronation Street and I'm A Celebrity. What Goes On Tour is a funny valleys-humour comedy, very much in the style of Grand Slam, Satellite City, High Hopes or Sticky Wickets. It features a young Welsh rugby team returning from tour in their battered old bus. Best friends Smiler and Griff have promised their girlfriends that they will behave themselves, but team captain Richard has decreed that any player who doesn't get off with a girl by the time the tour is over will have to pay an embarrassing forfeit. Will Smiler and Griff remain faithful, or will they go all-out to get a last chance kiss at the service station? After all, what goes on tour stays on tour... doesn't it?
The actors are all game amateurs apart from some star turns from some familiar old Welsh faces and everyone does a good job, in particular bus driver Jams Thomas and team coach Wayne Hall who have some hysterical moments together. The comedy is pretty broad, especially a gag involving a black bin liner full of pee, and it pays to stick with this one until after the end credits have rolled. The script is tight and packs a lot in for such a short film.
Director Kieron Self is better known as the Welsh dentist in BBC comedy My Family and also has a starring role on the much-loved sitcom High Hopes.
What Goes On Tour is a fun, satisfying and funny romp and a pretty good indicator of the kind of antics rugby teams get up to. Parents of young players should probably not watch this film!
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