Spoof Stockport housewife and mum Mrs Barbara Nice is, well, nice. Though overly-obvious jokes and panto interaction became wearisome, only the most cynical reviewer could fail to be charmed by this malapropism-wielding, Take A Break-reading, stage-divingly silly creation.
Co-headliner, fellow character comic Joanna Neary, got off to a shaky start with her too-convincing unfunny student stand-up character. Luckily, she improved vastly. Neary was best lampooning Brighton’s ridiculous cliches with fast-paced impressions of pretentious open house curators and amateur pole dancers. More hit than miss, these two talented performers made for a nice night’s entertainment that nearly, though not quite, got belly laughs rather than chuckles.
Komedia, Gardner Street, 29 May