Toulson and Harvey
- Brian Donaldson
- 24 August 2010
This article is from 2010
A not-so slight return for Perrier-nominated duo
In their first Fringe venture together for three years, Luke Toulson and Stephen Harvey prove that the old chemistry is still intact, as they reach deep into their theatrical and comedic reserves to produce a show about partnerships and friendships going awry. It kicks off with their own separation (though I’m fairly sure that the scene with Toulson leaving Harvey for dead by the side of a road is most probably a metaphor) before moving on to Jesus and Judas, an Austrian best man and groom, and Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.
The cutting between scenes is often over-ambitious and leads to a degree of confusion which isn’t always helped by some very personal audience interaction. But the fun which these two are clearly having upon their reunion translates itself to the crowd, which is just as well, as a strong level of trust needs to be in place before they indulge in a gloriously offensive song about a few tabloid-grabbing British TV celebs.
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 30 Aug, 5.10pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7–£8).