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Happiness (Ester & Son / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Friday 19 August 2011

The idea of a father-son double act giving a “happiness” seminar does give one the sensation of having a little bit of bile in one’s mouth, doesn’t it? However, this sketch show was well on its way to being a Fringe hit. Original and well-written, Barry and son, Clive, work well together – Barry is the embarrassing dad, and Clive the resistant teen; these clichés are worked into weird and wonderful sketches and songs which are rather funny. The audience was quite small, but I thought the confident pair would be even better to a bigger crowd. Although a work in progress now, some polishing will have it push to the 4 or 5-star mark in no time.

The Voodoo Rooms, 6 – 27 Aug (not 16, 23), 12.20pm (1.15pm), free, fpp86.
tw rating 3/5