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Surname & Surname – Bang! (Ditto Productions)

By | Published on Monday 11 August 2014

At the start of their show Paul Foxcroft and Briony Redman take a minute to express their surprise at the size of the crowd. It’s one of many off the cuff remarks that soon become accepted as part of the duo’s routine; these two aren’t afraid to go off script. Their personalities shine through fairly consistent during each sketch, meaning that as an audience we get to know the comedians as individuals as well as the characters they play. By the end of the hour Surname and Surname have managed to not only produce a sketch show worthy of selling out, they’ve also passed the near-insurmountable challenge of creating real atmosphere inside a tiny shipping container.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Stephanie Gray]