ED2011 3/5 Reviews ED2011 Comedy Reviews

The Beta Males – The Train Job (Ditto Productions)

By | Published on Sunday 14 August 2011

I have to confess, when the “MP’s expenses” jokes started my eyes rolled; a lot of the subject matter used by ‘The Beta Males’ is a little dated. However, the more original sketches – “ticket inspector” in particular – were extremely amusing. The pace was kept incredibly high and these lads are undeniably talented actors, striking the necessary balance between making it look convincing and keeping the humour. Often when men play women in sketches it can get a bit silly and weak but they carried it off with ease. They did, however, play the whole thing too safe: a little innovation would take ‘The Beta Males’ to new levels. Still worth a look and a few laughs.

Pleasance Dome, 3 – 29 Aug (not 16), 4.20pm (5.20pm), £8.50 – £11.00, fpp48.
tw rating 3/5