Friday 31 August 2012 | By Susan Ford
ED2012 Comedy Review: Thomas Hardie – Where’s Thomas Hardie? (PBH’s Free Fringe)
Don’t be fooled by the name on the posters: the star of this show is, in fact, a woman. Usually one half of a London-based sketch duo of the same name, Caroline Hardie performs solo tonight taking on the guises of a plethora of characters. The other half of Thomas Hardie is away having a baby (how selfish!) and sadly, this one-woman-show seems very lacking because of it. In fact, the performance comes over a bit like the work of an inexperienced drama student playing dress-up in front of a mirror, putting on silly voices and trying, unsuccessfully in the main, to create something comedic along the way. There is a glint of something original in amongst a couple of the sketches, but it’s all a bit too corny to make for a credible show.
Voodoo Rooms, 2-25 Aug (not 20), 7.30pm
tw rating 2/5 | [Susan Ford]