Egg @ Pleasance Courtyard

A supremely confident hour from a pair whose stars are sure to rise

Review by Yasmin Hackett | 07 Aug 2018

Sketch group Egg are comprised of two parts of the improv troupe BattleActs! Consequently, Anna Leong Brophy and Emily Lloyd-Saini are somewhat Fringe veterans, and what their respective talents bring to this show is refreshingly honest and very, very funny. The narrative sheds an important light on women’s experience in a way that preaches to its audience playfully. And the people here today lap it up.

The key ingredient comes from their sheer likeability. When it becomes increasingly apparent there is an agenda behind writing a show like Richard Pictures, they do it in such a way that they carry it off with great humour. Some times the intervals where Brophy and Lloyd-Saini play the central characters outshine some of the less polished sketches. However, none of this at all derails Richard Pictures. It is a hilariously confident hour: strong acting skills, relatable sketches and buckets of chemistry, which all makes for pure entertainment.

Egg: Richard Pictures, Pleasance Courtyard (The Cellar), 1-26 Aug (not 13), 6pm, £6-10

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