Watson and Oliver (3 stars)

This article is from 2007.

This pair’s absurd sketches include Olympic ceremonies, last suppers and Jane Austen-style romps, which they infuse with musical flair. Oliver takes the lead as a beaming, stage school parody, while Watson uses her large, watery blue eyes to play the comedic underdog. Despite their charisma, the show falls short of a laughter extravaganza due to weak writing and missed punchlines.

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 27 Aug (not 13), 4pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7–£8).

Watson and Oliver

  • 3 stars

Absurd sketches with musical flair and charisma that ultimately fails because of the writing. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

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