Taking up the Python schtick of funny voices, eccentric characters and kooky animated inserts, The History Girls are a crack team of female sketch comedians who could and should be a great success. Giving their summary of things so far – mainly focused on the latter half of the last millennium – the theatrically-trained trio are completely engaging; even the slightly weaker sketches in the final third are fun to watch, thanks to the ladies’ brilliant acting and killer moves. All the team are given ample opportunity to shine individually, but as a group their take on the Brontë sisters is truly sublime – I’ll never be able to read ‘Wuthering Heights’ in the same way. Silly, brilliant, historically inaccurate fun.
Assembly Hall, 2-27 Aug (not 13), 7.45pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Holly Close]