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Just These Please: Suitable (Just These Please)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2019

An opening rap performed whilst incongruously wearing suits sets the scene for a sketch show that is playful and fresh. This talented foursome pack 25 thoroughly entertaining sketches into 55 minutes, never letting the pace or quality lapse. The performances and the choreography are polished without being overly slick, with the transitions being particularly effective. The jokes and wordplay were consistently sharp, while the more dramatic sketches were not overplayed. There were countless highlights, including a dispute between the constituent parts of bread and a re-imagining of the final scene of ‘Titanic’. The closing song on the plight of the Lothian Buses drivers during the Fringe turned into a communal sing-along, bringing this first-rate show to a satisfying conclusion.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Charlie Ellis]