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Kids With Beards – Quest For The Golden Beard (Kids With Beards Comedy)

By | Published on Saturday 23 August 2014

First off, there are no kids with beards. And just one bearded adult on stage. But it’s a silly name for a silly sketch show. Silly in a good way. The writing is particularly worthy of mention, because for a new sketch troupe the script is strong, and pretty consistent throughout. It’s at its best with the more surreal moments and awkward lines, maybe a little influenced by League Of Gentleman, though it reminded me more of the Cowards. The ensemble cast do a good job of setting scenes with minimal props and costumes. The performances are a little more variable across the show, and some polish in that domain would be good. But the writing generally carries it along, making for a fun hour of Fringe comedy.

Just The Tonic at The Caves, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Chris Cooke]