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Twins: Two Balls In A Bag (Berks Nest and the Pleasance)

By | Published on Sunday 28 August 2016

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Part murder-mystery, part incestuous love story, ‘Twins: Two Balls In A Bag’ makes for an odd and entertaining hour. Annie McGrath and Jack Barry, playing comically badly-matched identical twins, make a ridiculous pair as they guide us through a mad array of sketches in search of their grandma’s murderer. The wheels come off slightly but the pair embrace it and there’s something infectious about the show’s looseness. Unfortunately, they’re guilty of re-hashing too many misfired jokes, in the hope that they might land a second or third time, and the incestuous plot line grows increasingly crass. However, for the most part, the twins have created a suitably amusing hour of chaotic entertainment.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [John Sampson]