Given the many stars listed in their Fringe programme entry and the high esteem in which they are held, I was ready to be impressed by Sheeps. Sadly it was not to be. Given that the show was packed with fantastic lines and ideas which ought to have brought the house down, it was surprising to find that these jokes just didn’t hit the target. I put this down to the unbearably smug delivery, which meant that it eventually became quite hard to pay attention to the actors (a problem with which I doubt the supremely self-satisfied performers have ever struggled). I couldn’t honestly recommend this show unless you plan to steal their material and use it elsewhere.
Pleasance Courtyard, 1-26 Aug (not 13), 5.10pm
tw rating 1/5 | [Nicholas Jones]