ED2012 Comedy Review: Hennessey & Friends – A History Of Violence (Miranda Hennessey)
By Holly Close | Published on Tuesday 14 August 2012
Miranda Hennessey is a force to be reckoned with, a diminutive blonde packing a powerful punch both physically and comedically: hitting, kicking and leaping through sketches about foxes, James Bond and some violently romantic dates. Brilliantly assisted by put-upon ‘friends’ David Seymour and Steve Chapman (both of whom manage to play female characters without turning them into fey caricatures), Hennessey is a bubbly, confident performer with a great line in accents and physical comedy. Not every sketch is perfect, but they twist and turn with such skill that weaker segments are soon forgotten, particularly as many of the recurring characters form a strongly funny backbone at the core of the show. An excellent Fringe debut for this talented team.
Underbelly Bristo Square, 1-27 Aug (not 13), 2.50pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Holly Close]