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Sheeps: Live and Loud Selfie Sex Harry Potter review


Ian Cater, Chief Features Writer & Reviewer

Despite the performers’ pedigree, Sheeps’ return to sketch comedy doesn’t quite match the sum of its parts.

Sheeps, as they announce after an enjoyable opening number, haven’t performed together in four years and this show is heralded as their triumphant return.  In the interim, Liam Williams has had fingers in pretty much every creative pie going (Ladhood, Pls Like, Capital), Alastair Roberts has made a name for himself as an accomplished comic actor (recently seen excelling in Stath Lets Flats) and Daran Johnson has showcased his writing talents on sitcoms like Year Friends.  In short, the three possess bucket loads of talent, but don’t manage to mop up as much laughter as they should in this format.

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Category: Comedy
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Rob Oldham: Worm’s Lament, Edinburgh preview

In our third Edinburgh preview, Ian Cater speaks to up-and-coming comedian Rob Oldham about Worm’s Lament – his debut full-length Fringe show, already tipped for the Best Newcomer Award.

Not bad, is it?  To be one year out of university and putting on your first hour-long show at Pleasance Courtyard.  To be performing work directed by one of the best contemporary creative minds around.  To be described as having a ‘unique comedic voice’ by the age of 23.  To be, in short, Rob Oldham.

“I realise how lucky I am,” he says, examining each word with deliberation before placing it before him.  And he does, you sense, truly feel that fortune.  But equally, Oldham would be forgiven for finding success routine.  Getting into Cambridge was soon eclipsed by the award of a Double First and a place on the prestigious Footlights sketch troupe touring the United States.  Shortly afterwards, he was handpicked to provide tour support for John Kearns and Abandoman.  And even his football team, Fulham FC, got promoted last season.

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Category: Comedy