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Potted Sherlock (Dan and Jeff Festival Highlights)

By | Published on Sunday 24 August 2014

In this new show Dan and Jeff turn their attention to the entire canon of Sherlock Holmes stories (there are 60, don’t you know, if you count all the short ones as well as the long ones…?) and although it doesn’t seem like the most obvious author to ‘pot’ when there are kids in the audience, they do succeed amazingly well at creating a performance that is hilarious and accessible for all. The day we attended the audience seemed to comprise far more adults than children though, and it seemed fitting, because so many of the jokes and references fly above the heads of the average small child. It’s not a problem though, because the slapstick and silliness appeal to everyone, regardless of age.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Caro Moses]