Croft & Pearce: Give and Take 5***** - One4Review
one4review | On 12, Aug 2014
There is sketch comedy of various quality throughout the Fringe, some good, some less so and then there is Croft and Pearce. Both Hannah Croft and Fiona Pearce are fine comedy actresses and are able to produce a whole host of sketches and a plethora of characters with barely a prop, hence changeover dead time between sketches is virtually non-existent. This obviously keeps the pace and energy that they build up and keep the action flowing.
I love the writing of the pieces the way they interlink and even the call back to last year’s show with some of the characters, although you don’t need to have seen last years show to enjoy them.
Croft and Pearce interact with their crowd they illicit loads of laughs throughout their all too short hour. It was a delightful performance executed with the style and ability that I have grown accustomed to from this accomplished pair. I am already looking forward to next year’s production. On leaving the show it was interesting to see almost everyone in the packed house had a cheesy smile on their face. Surely testament enough.
Reviewed by Geoff
Gilded Balloon Dining Room
17.45 to 18.45