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An Austrian, An Italian And Someone From Slough (Cecilia Delatori, Giacinto Palmieri, Alice Frick)

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2011

The title of this show really says it all, and there’s unfortunately not much more in the way of depth. But as our guitar-strumming host Cecilia (someone from Slough) meets and greets, we’re treated to some beautifully quaint and charming acoustic music. After settling us with some stories about her hometown (where the first Mars Bar was manufactured), she introduces an exuberant and perfectly pitched Austrian comic Alice Frick. Italian comedian Giacinto Palmieri’s academic investigation into language proves, at times, fascinating. The show is let down, however, by its London-influenced content, with many gags about specifically English preoccupations and Hackney cabs; it’s a shame more effort didn’t go into broadening its appeal to a wider audience.

Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar, 4 – 28 Aug, 6.30pm (7.30pm), free, fpp41.
tw rating 3/5