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BriTANick (Stamptown)

By | Published on Wednesday 24 August 2022

After a (good) conventional opening sketch, format and fourth wall are broken early doors as Brian and Nick set us up with the premise that the latter and his fiancée have agreed to abstain from sex until their marriage, now delayed for two years by COVID. Then we get back into sketchery, which is formidably tight, richly layered and, as we progress, increasingly meta, as running gags and callbacks take over, permeating the whole thing until we start to wonder if it’s all a dream and, if so, whose. Most sketch show reviews I’ve written end up with some variant on ‘hit and miss’, being the nature of the beast. Not here: it’s one big sketch, and it’s a beauty.

Assembly George Square, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]