Toulson and Harvey (3 stars)

This article is from 2010

Toulson and Harvey

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).

Toulson and Harvey Used To Be Friends

  • 3 stars

Perrier 'best newcomer' nominees in 2005, but no longer speaking to each other by 2007. As lions befriend Christians, only to be eaten by Russell Crowe, and Justin Lee Collins claims credit for Toulson’s early career, it’s time for the audience to take sides…are they with Toulson, or with Harvey? In a show of…

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