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Holden And Revill – The North South Divide – Free (Holden And Revill)

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2011

Holden is northern lad and Revill a southern softie; this information given in the title is oddly redundant, as the north/south divide is pretty much ignored in both their sets. Revill, on first, is amusing enough with some good material on the perils of sex education as a teacher and a routine about condoms that – unusually for the free fringe – manages to be both risqué and funny, although he is less good when doing “gags”. Holden, the second act, lets the team down with some poorly judged and not-very-funny Scotland jokes. A double act is only as good as its weakest link, and here Holden is holding his friend back.

Laughing Horse at Jekyll & Hyde, 7 – 28 Aug, 4.30pm (5.30pm), free, fpp88.
tw rating 2/5