The Cheese and Pineapple Club (4 stars)

This article is from 2008.

The Cheese and Pineapple Club

Semi-cylindrical sphere of fun

This charming show sits somewhere between Josie Long and Penny Spubb's with its homemade artwork and quirky qualities. Sarah Campbell and Grainne Maguire are having a party complete with awkward small talk, inappropriate flirting and, of course, cheese and pineapple on sticks. They've just moved into their new flat ('we actually live by fluke!' exclaims Campbell) and are keen to invite us round to their small, 'semi-cylindrical' living space that conveniently happens to be a room in the Underbelly.

Smart and sassy Campbell and kooky and gauche Maguire are an odd pairing with an unexpected chemistry. Both 2008 Funny Women competition finalists perform a bit of their stand-up in amongst the shenanigans, Campbell revealing her unique way of getting out of awkward introductions while Maguire proposes that Emily Bronte was a bit of a lush. By the end the twosome have adopted their much practised 'cool pose' to welcome their equally funny special guests and Campbell is unafraid to become just a bit cheesy for her comedy.

Underbelly, 0844 545 8252, until 24 Aug (not 12), 5.15pm, £9–£10.50 (£8–£9.50).

The Cheese and Pineapple Club

  • 4 stars

Sarah Campbell and Grainne Maguire invite the audience to a delightful house party, complete with cheese and pineapple and lots of fun. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe'.

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