Alice Marshall: Vicious (Vicious Productions)
By Patricia-Ann Young | Published on Sunday 14 August 2016
Alice Marshall is vicious, but in a really good way. Character comedy isn’t exactly rare at the festival but, while Marshall doesn’t push the boundaries too far, she does have some shining moments. One highlight is a version of Cheryl Tweedy-Cole-Fernandez-Versini, who grows increasingly sinister as the sketch goes on. She also splices previously shot material on a projector screen during scene changes, featuring vox-pops and further golden character moments. It’s a nice way to fill that dead space, showing her level of understanding and commitment to what makes a live hour of comedy work. Marshall unfortunately leaves her weakest sketch until last, and not all her characters have real bite, but they’re devilishly fun to watch.
Just The Tonic @ The Caves, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Patricia-Ann Young]