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Good Kids: On Tap (Good Kids)

By | Published on Sunday 28 August 2016

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The Good Kids will need to do more to convince us to “save our boozers”. ‘On Tap’ is a character comedy looking at the crusty characters in the corners of pubs, but rather than wittily illuminating these characters, the show makes you wish that this troupe had just left them undisturbed to get on with their drinking. There are sparky moments, but largely the script lacks any really sharp humour, or the observational incisiveness necessary to make a show stand out. It’s altogether too samey, as the punters and publicans blend into a mesh of banality. Perhaps it’s telling that the show’s most impressive element is the amount of beers the performers manage to drink during the hour.

Underbelly Med Quad, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [John Sampson]