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Frenemies (Sedos)

By | Published on Wednesday 10 August 2016

Frenemies Ed2016

Frenemies is a show that doesn’t seem to know who its real frenemies are. A collection of sketches each written by a different writer explore a range of ‘frenemy’ scenarios, like two shipwrecked men stuck on a raft, or the horror of having a bitchy sister-in-law, but because each sketch is no longer than ten minutes long, none manage to capture a true, slow burning, death-by-a-thousand-cuts, toxic friendship. Having so many writers also means the show lacks one coherent voice, which leaves the show feeling disjointed, especially as the quality of the writing varies from sketch to sketch. Excellent comedic timing from the energetic cast elevates the uneven script and lands some solid laughs, but disappointing writing and poor structure makes the show its own worst frenemy.

Greenside @ Infirmary Street, until 13 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Patricia-Ann Young]