Adams & Rea
Jokey folky afternoon amusement
This article is from 2008.
One has a pointy chin and is in therapy. The other is Aussie and has issues with her comedy partner. Welcome to the warm, witty and slightly witchy world of Adams & Rea, whose collected CV includes Jade the Folk Singer, a Funny Women award and a cameo role as the Biscuit-Eyed Lady in the Congress of Oddities. Fortunately, the slightly hackneyed notion of a double act not quite working in tandem and handicapped with deep-seated resentments is not laboured too much, settling instead for concentrating on their own individual flaws.
Handily for a musical comedy duo, they can bash out some fine tunes with lyrics best described as wicked; and while that's not meant in the 'street' sense, the pair do indulge in a fine rap about the perils of littering. A couple of cute interludes help pace the show and only the most adept of musicians could pull off the tone deaf number that works as an oddball highlight.
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 25 Aug (not 11), 2.15pm, £7.50–£8.50 (£6–£7).