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Manhunt (Eggbox Comedy)

By | Published on Thursday 23 August 2018

This sketch show about modern romance is brilliantly performed, beautifully written, and revels in the richness of language. There are fresh insights into dating too, as familiar themes are given contemporary and unexpected twists. Emm Downie has an impressively expressive face and comical eyebrows, while Leo Reich is an eccentric ball of fizzing, nervous energy. It’s like watching a tense tennis match as the two bounce off each other – challenging and complementing one another, like all the best relationships. Crucially, they never take themselves too seriously, and aren’t afraid to poke fun at themselves and their audience. Their characterisations are incredibly well observed, and there’s even some silent comedy and musical interludes. Funny, sad and inventive – by the end, you will be completely seduced.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Andy Murray]