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Cecilia Delatori – Quick, Quick, Slough! (Cecilia Delatori)

By | Published on Friday 16 August 2013

Unfortunately for the likeable Cecilia Delatori, a hilarious guest-spot from Jenny Beake was the highlight of this show. It starts bizarrely, with Delatori dusting bits of furniture and claiming that the guitar was “just for show” (it wasn’t – she could play it). A fair chunk of Delatori’s material fell flat, although a couple of mini-poems and a song about Maggie Smith got some belly-laughs. It took a while for her to warm up; when she did, she was funny in a strange, affable sort of way, like a strange mixture of Meera Syal and Dobby from ‘Peep Show’. With more polish, more confidence and less gimmickry, Delatori could be excellent. See this show, however, for Beake’s appearance.

Laughing Horse @ Espionage, until 25 Aug (not 13, 20), 1.30pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Arjun Sajip]