The Travelling Sisters (The Travelling Sisters)
By Lucrezia Pollice | Published on Sunday 28 August 2016
Looking for some ridiculous, absurd, proficient character comedy? These Australian women perform a work-in-progress bundle of fast-paced, farcical sketches. Performing the most bizarre range of characters, they repeatedly amuse the audience with their originality, and hilarious facial expressions. There’s well-conducted audience interaction – the fourth wall is constantly broken – and all tastes are satisfied, thanks to its randomness and diversity. It’s this randomness, however, that creates a lack of direction, and the episodic approach makes the performance seem somewhat incomplete. The live music and singing plays an important role in some sketches but seems to be purposeless in others, yet, despite this, it adds up to a very amusing show.
Pleasance Courtyard, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 ⎪[Lucrezia Pollice]