The Harry And Chris Show (Harry Baker / PBH’s Free Fringe)
By Jane Berg | Published on Friday 26 August 2016
“You can find them in a pair like pear seeds,” as the lyrics of their introductory song says. And indeed, the partnership between Harry Baker and Chris Read seems just as natural. David Hepworth noted that what people like about double acts is that they’re watching “the non-sexual version of sexual chemistry”. Baker and Read certainly have this and, what’s more, make their differences into central strengths, as a good friendship should. Baker is the poet, sparking most of the laughs with his fresh insights on ordinary subjects, like monopoly. Read provides melodic arrangements on the guitar, smooth enough to make the audience actually want to sing along. Their work will leave you heart-warmed and encouraged.
Pilgrim, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jane Berg]