The Penny Dreadfuls

***
3 Stars

The Penny Dreadfuls (Thom Tuck, David Reed and Humphrey Ker) are regulars of the Fringe, that said this is the first time I have managed to catch their show. With a yellow and black themed set and costumes and minimal props they provide an delightfully silly hour of sketch comedy.

With a wide variety of characters (and accents) The Penny Dreadfuls clearly have acting talent to spare and there are several belly laugh moments during the hour. From sketches about wrestling, game shows, and street car races, to a dysfunctional family or the Dreadfuls’ take on the teen favourite the Twilight saga there are plenty of clever ideas on show.

My only slight criticism would be that some of the sketches are a little over stretched, carrying on for a few minutes longer than the laughs, but nevertheless this was a very enjoyable show from the talented trio. And now I’m looking forward to seeing them as a part of their other Fringe outing this year; Gutted- the Revenger’s Musical.

Reviewed by Sarah

Pleasance Courtyard – Pleasance One
18:00 – 19:00

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