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Shirley and Shirley – Late Night Lock In (So Comedy by arrangement with Troika)

By | Published on Sunday 17 August 2014

As the crowd was ushered into the venue we were verbally assaulted by one of the Shirleys, which served, in a manner of speaking, to, er break the ice. Next, we were introduced to the second Shirley and from there the show pushed forward with games, sketches, songs and comedy dances. The crowd clearly loved it, laughing the whole way through, so the duo have clearly found their niche audience. The humour played to certain stereotypes and the whole show consists of about three recurring jokes, yet as an established double act and Edinburgh veterans, the Shirleys do know how to put a slick set together. If you want to see grown men perform an adult version of bobbing for apples then this might be just your ticket.

Assembly George Square Theatre, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]