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Birthday Girls – 2053 (Mick Perrin Worldwide)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2013

This was by far one of the best shows of its kind that I have seen this year. With a brilliant concept behind them – the conceit is that it’s a comedy sketch show being performed as an anti-anti-comedy protest in the dystopian 2053 – the trio performed confidently and demonstrated a great rapport. The troupe’s innovative sketch ideas were both hilarious and quirky, and though, as with all comedy, there were a few jokes that didn’t get a laugh, the slick performance never lost its flow. Some sketches had too feeble a basis to really justify forming a whole scene around them, but even when they didn’t work so well, the pace was so fast that you forgot about the less impressive moments straight away. I would see this show again in a heartbeat.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug (not 13), 6.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Victoria Beardwood]