Slough-based landlady, Cecilia Delatori, and her Austrian lodger, Alice Frick, have joined forces in this stand-up show inspired by the places they have inhabited and visited. Guitar-clad Delatori framed the show with some inventive comic songs that blended astute observation and downright silliness to good effect. In between, Frick related humorous personal experiences, most memorably that of being a temporary jailbird and Alcoholics Anonymous member. Her Austrian heritage fuelled material on cultural differences but some were sadly lost in translation; Frick has clearly read, but not yet mastered, the comedy rulebook. Both women performed with energy and showed promise for the future, but the show missed the mark on this occasion.
Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde, 2-26 Aug (not 14, 21), 4.20pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Emily Pulsford]