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The Silky Pair – Jealous People – Free (Silky Pair / Laughing Horse Free Festival)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2011

Even attempting rapid fire, quick change sketch comedy in the tiny confines of this performance space is laudable; that the Silky Pair largely pull it off is all the more impressive. Opening with an operatic number that shows off two good voices, the Silky Pair stick to a fairly safe set of middle class characters. Spoofs of history documentaries, property and cookery shows are funny, but nothing you don’t see on a regular basis, and whilst the musical numbers and running jokes are good, they tend to overstay their welcome. Not quite uproariously funny, Bond and Shaw nonetheless produce a slick, amusing show that is a refreshing free fringe change from one bearded bloke whining about not getting any sex.

Laughing Horse at Espionage, 4 – 28 Aug, 6.30pm (7.30pm), free, fpp151.
tw rating 3/5