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Just Havin’ A Fiddle Shetland Fiddlers

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2011

Shetland Fiddlers are not from Shetland. Nor are they fiddlers. They are in fact a rather poor sketch comedy troupe from the south of England. The performances are energetic enough, but the writing is weak, particularly during the momentum sapping video clips, purportedly broadcast live from the dressing room between sketches. They would be wise to ditch these, not least because they allow bored audience members a convenient window to sneak out. They have their occasional moments though, and do a good gag in groan-inducing puns, but it’s no coincidence that their best received sketch features a Mastermind contestant whose specialist subject is bad taste jokes – none of which were written by the Fiddlers themselves.

Laughing Horse at The Three Sisters, 4 – 28 Aug (not 15, 16), 3.45pm (4.45pm), free, fpp103.
tw rating 2/5