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At Wit’s End (Rankin & Holme)

By | Published on Tuesday 20 August 2013

A versatile bunch composed of five different stand-ups with five different skill sets, their material reflected this diversity. Yet, stand out performances from Gabriella Rankin and Harriet Collins only encapsulated how this ‘group’ often came across as five individual acts, therein lacking any genuine chemistry. At their best when they played on your expectations, they also portrayed some of society’s most intriguing personas alongside everyday encounters. The show could have done with being refined more, in order to weed out some of the shorter, less memorable sketches that sadly only served to see the clock tick over. Ultimately, in the vast sea of sketch shows this group will need to do more to stand out, but don’t let this detract from an otherwise entertaining performance.

C aquila, until 26 Aug, 5.45pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Ankur Anil Shah]