Two Left Hands (1 star)

This article is from 2009.

Two Left Hands

Charlotte Hudson and Leila Hackett may have plenty years of media experience behind them, but a future in sketch comedy surely no longer lies too far ahead. There is barely a laugh to be had in this lumpen affair in which Cherie Blair transforms into a brusque Mr T while there are grin-free takes on such sketch staples as the wedding reception and nature programmes.

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 31 Aug (not 19), 4pm, £10–£11 (£8.50–£9.50).

Two Left Hands - Another Mouthful

  • 1 star

Serving up effervescent sketch comedy: nostalgia, notoriety and Pauline Prescott's plans for global economic revival. 'Best sketch show on the Fringe' (Observer). **** (Sunday Telegraph). 'Scintillating writing' - **** (The List). 'Beautifully performed' - **** (Times). **** (SoS).


1. mrsramage17 Aug 2009, 11:12am Report

Don't let the List's bizarre review of Two Left Hands put you off. This show is consistently funny with some moments of comedy brilliance. Very well observed, intelligent, witty, superbly acted by Charlotte and Leila and, unlike many sketch shows, leaves you wanting more.

2. MrR17 Aug 2009, 12:43pm Report

Sorry mrsramage but after watching Saturday's performance I can only agree with this review. The only consistent thing about this performance was my urge to look around me and see if I was the only one not laughing. I wasn't. £11 pounds and an hour wasted for the majority of the audience it would seem. :-(

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