Theatre review: Horrids
Theatre review: Horrids

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Horrids, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Paul Whitelaw ★★ A POST-modern comedy sketch starring siblings Luke and Livvy Nixon, Horrids mistakes subversion of form as a clever joke in itself. Written by Luke, it finds them constantly breaking character to bicker over the material. Alas, none of this is funny. The …

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Horrids, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Paul Whitelaw

★★

A POST-modern comedy sketch starring siblings Luke and Livvy Nixon, Horrids mistakes subversion of form as a clever joke in itself. Written by Luke, it finds them constantly breaking character to bicker over the material. Alas, none of this is funny.

The director is their father, Alan, a veteran TV comedy producer. He also appears in the show, as does, via voice only, their mother, Felicity Montagu, a fine comic actress best known as Lynn from I’m Alan Partridge.

Without wishing to cause family ructions, Livvy has inherited some of Montagu’s talent. She’s Horrids’ sole saving grace.

Cafe Camino (Venue 65), until 29 August, 3:45pm

Published in The Scotsman on 24 August 2015

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