- Brian Donaldson
- 22 August 2014
This article is from 2014
Female foursome deliver strong sketches at 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe
This sketchy female foursome haven’t just plucked out an eye-catchingly controversial name for themselves, as they do actually live up to their title with a feline-destroying skit. In a festival which hasn’t looked too fondly on the sketch show (if the shortlist for the main Edinburgh Comedy Award is anything to go by), Kitten Killers have been one of the few success stories when it comes to delivering straight-down-the-line routines without any overarching narrative or theme.
To that end, all they can be judged upon is their writing and performing of each individual sketch rather than praising them for sticking to a central concept. Highlights include the magician who doubles as a gynaecologist, the scene where the reaction to a baby being found in the house is akin to discovering a massive spider, and the ‘Thriller’ pastiche which brings down the curtain and pretty much raises the roof.
There’s no real stand-out personality within the quartet, which can be seen as both a plus and a minus. On the positive side, it means that they work neatly as a perfectly in-synch team. It all bodes well for any follow-up show they might bring our way in 12 months time.
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