The Penny Dreadfuls (3 stars)

This article is from 2010

The Penny Dreadfuls

Hard to see exactly what the mad fuss is about

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)

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…