Vinegar Knickers: Sketchy Beast

3 Stars ***

A blonde, a brunette and a redhead walk into a venue and perform a sketch show.  It sounds like the start of a trite gag. The Sketchy Beast show that is subsequently served up sometimes feels trite as well.

The three performers, Katie Burnetts, Samantha Baines and Harriet Fisher are good enough actors, they can dance and sing, but some of the material they use is not up to standard. Some tired old scenarios, ginger gags and chav skits do detract from some of the better original material. I was particularly impressed by the acting abilities of Katie portrays one of Adolf Hitler’s old girlfriends. Genuinely funny and different that one.

The show is very pacey, the presentation more than adequate and the enthusiasm from the stage was evident even towards the end of a long, long month.

I think this group have it in them to be a real quality act, the main requirement would be some consistently stronger material and given that, I’d be more than happy to visit their show next year.

Reviewed by Geoff

C SoCo V348

Until 29 August

16:35 to 17:25

Fringe Brochure P 163

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