The Boom Jennies: Blowout

3 Stars ***

The three ladies of this somewhat surreal comedy sketch group are Lizzie Bates, Anna Emerson, Catriona Knox and one of the things that comes across throughout this hour of nonsense is the energy they bring to their performances.

Sometimes I feel the ideas, although good are slightly thin on content, others brimming with it, maybe a little help with the writing would assist their obvious talent.

Now a sketch show should have a running gag or two, and the one with the psycotic French pen pal for me anyway was certainly one of the highlights.

Some bits worked less well for me and suspect a fair few pf the packed out crowd as well, but there is enough substance to make this an entertaining hour.

The individual ‘sound tracks’ the ladies wanted seemed a bit forced, the audience on the night didn’t truly buy into the changes but perhaps another would.

So if you want something different in late night sketch comedy you could maybe give them a try.

Reviewed by Geoff

Pleasance Baby Grand V 33

3 to 28 August

22:45 to 23:45

Fringe Brochure P 51

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