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Good Kids (Gridlock)

By | Published on Thursday 20 August 2015

Good Kids

Good kids Tom Dowling and Kieran Ahern bring a colossal amount of childlike energy to this sketch show, about 90s nostalgia and “being nice”. There’s no system ‘Good Kids’ is trying to screw- fizzy pop replaces cider, and a ten minute sketch features father Donald accidentally throwing his watery spaghetti in the bin. It’s cleverly scripted and often witty, yet sometimes marred by weak delivery. Ahern, a natural performer, is the strongest of the pair, as Dowling feels slightly miscast, and the heartfelt 90s Brummie world of ‘Good Kids’ never manages to entirely convince. Yet it’s still heart-warming, if imperfect. The duo show bags of potential, even if their current show is in need of some minor repair.

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