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Giants: For An Hour (Fight In The Dog Ltd in association with United Agents)

By | Published on Wednesday 9 August 2017

After an opening song from Norwegian dance duo Fjord, we learn these are characters that Giants (Barney Fishwick and Will Hislop) created while still in school. Best friends for 24 years, they recreate events from their friendship and imagine their futures through a series of sketches and songs. These highlight how they have changed over the years – Barney wants to move on, but Will is clinging to the past – causing rising tension during the show. Some of their political satire doesn’t quite hit the mark, but the reference to a Theresa May interview is inspired. Possessing a great rapport and the ability to riff easily with their audience, this pair are nearing the level of comedy duo The Pin.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Richard Levinson]