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Sophie Pelham – Country Files (Sophie Pelham)

By | Published on Wednesday 19 August 2015

Sophie Pelham

Sophie Pelham takes a look at a handful of country residents who all share the same postcode. Older aristocrats, young horse enthusiasts, small town do-gooders and even a rapping badger are thrown in for good measure. Pelham’s performance is endearing and her interactions with the audience make for the sort of awkward comedy a roaring crowd loves. The quick character changes aren’t always neat, but it’s all part of the chaotic charm. The audience didn’t stop laughing for a full hour, except for one rather tense moment before a mouth to mouth demonstration. Character comedy at its warmest, and what other comedy show would offer you a glass of sherry and a sausage roll on your way in?

Pleasance Courtyard, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]