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Children Of The Quorn (Megan from HR)

By | Published on Thursday 15 August 2019

It is a good title, isn’t it? It heralds super-slick double-act sketch comedy with razor-sharp timing. There’s an over-arching dramatic narrative and a conclusion which reveals the intricacy of the show’s structure through a series of call-backs. So far, so clever (and it really is). But, for all that, it’s still a sketch show and accordingly lives and dies by how funny the actual sketches are and, in that respect, I found it hit and miss – Quorny is, oddly enough, an appropriate description. The performances are good, though: Andrew puts me in mind of a young Miles Jupp and among Ambika’s impressive range, her deadpan comic disdain was particularly on point. Smart, accomplished and, perhaps, a name to remember.

Just The Tonic at La Belle Angele, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]