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Flo & Joan: Alive On Stage (Avalon Promotions)

By | Published on Saturday 25 August 2018

The latest show from this musical comedy duo is an absolute delight. The lyrics are witty, the music is soothing and the harmonies are sumptuous, but their songs are nettles dressed up as flowers. They open with a biting, yet unassuming tune about the kinds of people who aren’t welcome at their show. From there they progress to a tongue-twisting ditty about a cracker packer, a celebration of binge drinking and the most downbeat wedding tune ever written. In between, they seize the opportunity to respond to Twitter trolls – taking them down in a firm but friendly way. They finish in style with a riposte to anyone who dares to suggest musical comedy isn’t cool. This show would definitely suggest otherwise.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Andy Murray]