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Croft and Pearce – Are not Themselves 4**** - One4Review

Croft and Pearce – Are not Themselves 4****

| On 14, Aug 2016

Hannah Croft and Fiona Pearce are comedy actresses of exceptional talent and are returning to Fringe 2016 with another hour of sketch comedy that is beautifully linked. Each vignette is funny in it’s own right, but with the immaculate writing and storytelling, they link seemingly unrelated characters into a complete story with consummate skill.
Another touch I like about all their performances over the years they breathe life into some of the same characters that have cropped up in previous years productions. It isn’t necessary to have seen the previous shows, but if you have then it adds to the enjoyment for me anyway.
Characterisation is well defined, be it the suicidal returnees Jean and June, Melissa the bosses daughter who sings throughout the day, the Geordie Brown Owl, the bullied brownie or Aussie relations Dougie and Barb are amongst the highlights.
Although trapped in a shipping container in essence the actors create an illusion of space venturing in the audience at times to get assistance from a punter or two to flesh out the process.
This is a very good show well worth catching and a nice way to start off the Fringe Day. For me I am already looking forward to next years instalment.
Reviewed by Geoff
Underbelly Wee Coo
14.40 to 15.40
Until 28th (not 17th)

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