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Three Half Pints (Three Half Pints)

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Featuring “everyone’s favourite Kent based slapstick trio”, ‘Three Half Pints’ is physical sketch comedy of the old school. High farce, the odd risqué joke and terrible, terrible puns fly past in this small but perfectly formed, Marx Brothers inspired show. It’s not particularly original – the waiter sketch could come straight from ‘Fawlty Towers’ – but it is very funny and the three Half Pints themselves have excellent comic timing and an eye for ridiculous mischief. The barbed banter between the trio also adds a nice improvised fizz to proceedings. They could do with tightening the endings of their sketches, which finish a little limply, but this is an otherwise delightfully daft, high impact show that doesn’t overstay its welcome.

theSpace @ Surgeon’s Hall, until 24 Aug (not 18), 2.05pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andrew Bell]