Less of a comedy performance and more an experiment in character acting, this duo’s foray into sketch show territory is, well, sketchy. The theatrical talent – particularly of Ruth Bratt – is undeniable; with very few props or scenery, both transform themselves time and time again. The faultless accents and surprisingly good singing are high points in the performance. Indeed, though the acting is not under question, the comedy perhaps is; whilst I marvel at the chameleon-like ability of the two stars, there are few laughs to be had here – the jokes are well worn and often overstretched to last an entire sketch, and some just don’t make sense.
Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 2-26 Aug (not 13), 5.45pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Olivia Sleet]