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Isy Suttie – Pearl and Dave (Live Nation)

By | Published on Tuesday 16 August 2011

Songs and stories, Skype and secret messages, Suttie’s show tells the tale of Pearl and Dave. It’s a bit like talking to one of your sister’s friends when she’s a little tipsy. A talented guitarist, Suttie tells us a story of long-distance love over time and space, whose characters we really come to recognise and feel for. As the act draws on, the story takes over, so we become more interested in it than in Suttie’s gags; the eager girl who bounded on an hour beforehand becomes a woman heavily involved in her friends’ lives and perhaps too serious for it. In all, a charming, amiable act and a tight script, but not one that will split your sides with laughter.

Pleasance Courtyard, 3 – 29 Aug (not 15), 5.00pm (6.00pm), £9.00 – £11.50, fpp93.
tw rating 3/5