Monday 20 August 2012 | By Jessamine McHugh
ED2012 Comedy Review: Hurt And Anderson – Scenes Of A Vignette-ish Nature – Free (Hurt and Anderson / Laughing Horse Free Festival)
Ever wondered how Nick Clegg would express himself in song, or what would happen if Thomas the Tank Engine confessed his undying love for a fellow locomotive? Then look no further. This female duo presents an hour of songs and sketches, performed with great stage presence and creativity. Perhaps the wordy introduction is a little shaky, and the occasional descent into play fighting is too extended and not wacky enough to really be amusing, but the comic chemistry between the two is palpable and the rest of the show is written intelligently enough to gloss over any earlier problems. These girls could be the next Mitchell and Webb, except, like the best vignettes in life, they’re free.
Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 2-26 Aug (not 7, 16, 21), 9.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jessamine McHugh]