The Penny Dreadfuls (3 stars)

Hard to see exactly what the mad fuss is about

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This article is from 2010.

The Penny Dreadfuls

It’s hard to see exactly what the mad fuss is about when it comes to this threesome. Now a staple Fringe act, the trio have laddered up the ranks from a cave in the Underbelly to the cheek-mic glory of Pleasance One in a short space of years. But the main problem may well lie in their new status: sketch comedy works best when tight and claustrophobic, where an audience member can catch each nuance and aside with ease. Such a room blunts their more subtle humour leaving them to overplay the mucking around on tiny motorcars and in the wrestling ring.

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 30 Aug, 6pm, £12–£14 (£10.50–£12.50)

This article is from 2010.

The Penny Dreadfuls

  • 3 stars

The biggest comedy troupe of the festival, The Penny Dreadfuls, present their much-anticipated return to their original format - sketch comedy. A brand new show of sketches and characters premiering at this year's festival in the fantastic Pleasance One venue at the Pleasance Courtyard. Do come. From the critically…

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