Maggie Service

This article is from 2009.

Service’s background as a trained actor gives her valuable comic versatility in this one-woman sketch show. But while her characters – ranging from an overly-chatty 24-hour medical emergency helpline assistant to an Australian drama teacher whose mantra is ‘drama makes you calmer’ – are convincing, the show’s lack of wit and obvious jokes result in a potentially pleasant hour going very slowly.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, until 31 Aug (not 17, 24), 3.15pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7.50–£8.50).

Maggie Service With a Smile

Fifty minutes of pure joy as the audience meet the weird and wonderful characters from the mind of Maggie Service. Character comedy at its finest, forget silver service, this girl's gold. 'Maggie Service is wonderful' (Sunday Times).

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