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Catriona Knox – Packed Lunch

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

Bookended by the appearance of a mad Greek restaurateur, this hour of character comedy is delightful and charming. Of course, some characters are more successful than others, and there’s nothing revolutionary in the choice of targets – group therapy, schoolboy wannabe pop-stars, and ageing actresses – but the take on them is fresh and quirky; a particular delight is an uncannily accurate impression of Sarah Ferguson. Despite the fact that she’s playing what are essentially caricatures, Knox’s acting is detailed and subtle, and the writing, for the most part, is very strong. However, a few of the characters could have done with a bit of editing, and there could have been a couple more gags. That said, this show is still a great lunchtime treat.

Udderbelly’s Pasture, 3 – 29 Aug (not 15), 1.35pm (2.35pm), £8.00 – £10.00, fpp55.
tw rating 3/5