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Sarah Campbell – Isn’t It Fun? (PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2013

A novel take on the old children’s board-game ‘Guess Who?’ kicks off the show in an original and hilarious manner, before Sarah Campbell’s comedy takes a turn for the run-of-the-mill with too many slightly clichéd approaches to the topics in hand; reading bad hotel reviews from TripAdvisor, for example, and making a laboured point about waving her hands in the air at festivals. However, even this material generated humorous moments, and Campbell does have enough stage presence to keep the audience’s attention, though that might also have been to do with the remarkable noise levels: words were generally screamed into a microphone that was turned up full and a klaxon was sounded periodically. Ultimately, this won’t force your own hands into the air, but the show offers enough hilarity to make it worth the trip.

The Cabaret Voltaire, until 24 Aug (not 15 Aug), 5.05pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Ian Freeman]