Tracy's Leaving Party @ Just the Tonic, The Grassmarket Centre

Hot Young Things might be a show that is still in development, but it already fizzes with potential

Review by James McColl | 15 Aug 2018
  • Tracy's Leaving Party

An anxiety-ridden would-be-actor and overbearing would-be-rapper comprise the comedy sketch duo Tracy's Leaving Party whose debut Fringe show Hot Young Things, blends stupidity with timely sketches for a very silly 45 minutes. Characterfully delusional but paradoxically self-aware, the duo parade sketches about relationships, friendship and soul-crushing day jobs.

Christy Coysh and Kat Sadler are the enjoyably shambolic duo and have created a work-in-progress that's slightly scrappy in places but already well worth seeing. Despite a shorter running time than most shows at the Fringe, there’s little else to complain about. The sketches are unpredictably funny, its performers both talented and a joy to spend time with. Their material is never obvious nor does it outstay its welcome, and the performances has a rapid-fire energy. Quickly skirting off and on stage to rather catchy and odd homemade music, the pair are best when together. Their loose back-and-forth is the show's glue and with time is going to find them quite a following. 

Tracy's Leaving Party: Hot Young Things, Just the Tonic, The Grassmarket Centre, 2-26 Aug (not 14), 9.50pm, £5

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