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Croft & Pearce – Give And Take (Vivienne Smith Management)

By | Published on Wednesday 20 August 2014

From middle aged women buying a milk pan, to a young couple putting a table on eBay, Croft’s & Pearce’s sketches cover a range of histrionic, middle class characters. There are no costume changes and no props, so instead they must rely on their facial expressions and voices. The duo inhabit their characters well and the show is tightly structured, interconnecting all the characters in subtle ways, but each sketch is dragged out too long, and each idea is bled to the marrow. Still, Hannah Croft and Fiona Pearce have created an enjoyable world here, including interaction with the audience to offer some variety – all it needs is a bit more humour.

Gilded Balloon, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Tim Bano]