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Lead Pencil (Lead Pencil)

By | Published on Tuesday 20 August 2013

Just another sketch show? Not quite. With a nostalgic nineties theme, Lead Pencil takes you back to the days of ‘Art Attack’ and ‘The Fresh Prince’. Intervals immersed the audience in some cheesy songs of the era that should possibly have been left there – but who doesn’t love a bit of ‘Mmmbop’? The group’s observational sketches were nonetheless sharply relevant to the present day and I left the show wondering how I ever survived without an iPhone, let alone with my Nokia 3310. The finale, in tune with the hilarity of the rest of the show, encapsulated for me where Lead Pencil’s talent lies; their musical sketches. It’s there that I really believe this talent trio will find greater success.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 26 Aug, 1.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Ankur Anil Shah]