Theatre review: Coughing Sheep
Theatre review: Coughing Sheep

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Coughing Sheep, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Billy Barrett. ★★ There’s some enjoyably farcical fun in this two-hander about a slapdash father-daughter double act. Comedians Lucy Frederick and Peter Henderson have a charming rapport as they attempt to stage a Russian play with a large cast using only a bag of …

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Coughing Sheep, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Billy Barrett.

★★

There’s some enjoyably farcical fun in this two-hander about a slapdash father-daughter double act. Comedians Lucy Frederick and Peter Henderson have a charming rapport as they attempt to stage a Russian play with a large cast using only a bag of mismatched costumes, some rudimentary tech and a tub of custard.

It’s probably too silly to keep you properly hooked for the full hour – the joke of the pair’s incompetence quickly wears thin – and some off-colour humour falls flat amidst more family-friendly material. But there’s a quaintly hit-and-miss anarchy (and most importantly, no admission fee) to this late-night show.

Just the Tonic at the Caves (Venue 88a) until 29 August / listings

Published in The Scotsman on 14 August 2015

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