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Short & Curly – A Ripe Pear (Short & Curly / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Monday 19 August 2013

Character-based comedy duo Short & Curly take you on a trip from medieval Edinburgh to Frankenstein’s lab, dashing through madcap characters at a rate of knots with slapstick humour and a cyclone of double entendres. They may have enthusiasm to spare, but the comedy definitely has an immature quality. At times it feels like I could be watching CBBC; more Dick & Dom than Mitchell & Webb. However, the show does excel with regard to audience participation, which holds the attention when the jokes fail. With willing spectators and a bit of imagination the skits work to hilarious effect. All in all it’s entertaining stuff, just a bit too near a top quality Thomas Cook kid’s show for comfort.

Ciao Roma, until 24 Aug (not 12, 19), 3.20pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andrew Pollard]