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Norris And Parker: Burn The Witch (CKP and InterTalent Group present)

By | Published on Thursday 23 August 2018

At the risk of getting burned at the stake, this is a show that is heavy on characterisation but light on laughs. A series of sketches, linked by a storyline reminiscent of the Salem witch trials, it is well performed and they’re clearly having the time of their lives – showcasing a range of different accents, costumes and choreography. Some of the characters could have escaped straight from Royston Vasey and the overall eeriness is enhanced by musical backing from a deadpan keyboardist. The problem is that although it succeeds at being weird and unsettling, as a comedy, it’s simply not funny enough. Norris And Parker are seemingly incapable of writing a joke without referencing a bodily function or sexual practice… witch is a shame.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andy Murray]