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It’s Not Really There (Lynsey Bonell And Trevor Ferdy / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Friday 16 August 2013

‘It’s Not Really There’ is the perfect title for this show. While some of the ideas that real-life couple Bonell and Ferdy explored were – in their essence – brilliant, the way they were executed didn’t work. After an awkward start, Bonell took the lead and did some solo stand-up. She was upbeat and childlike, but her jokes just didn’t land, made obvious by the silence in the room. The show picked up when Ferdy took to the stage and did some tech-heavy stand-up material, particularly about the different sounds used in branding, but his delivery was weak and some of the gags were quite cheesy. With a little work, this show could be great, but it’s not really there yet.

El Barrio, until 23 Aug (not 12), 5.00pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Victoria Beardwood]