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Staple/face – Bathtime With Tom’s Dad (Staple/Face / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Friday 16 August 2013

Fresh faces with fresh ideas, Staple/Face are a three-man sketch group that certainly have potential. Their opening was a little shaky, perhaps attributable to a lack of experience or simply unsettled nerves. Nonetheless, what emerged were glimpses of comedic brilliance, with an outstanding performance  by Tom Burgess. Variety is inseparable from sketch comedy, but by avoiding the classic clichés they offer something – dare I say it – genuinely different. The chemistry of the group was endearing and this helped to smooth over the smaller mistakes in the performance. They may need to tighten things up, and this show is by no means perfect, but these guys embody that Fringe spirit you’ve heard so much about.

The Voodoo Rooms, until 25 Aug (not 12), 12.20pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Ankur Anil Shah]