Such is the presentation of double act Egg’s show Richard Pictures you could be forgiven for thinking this was a very slick TV pitch rather than an Edinburgh Fringe show. Anna Leong Brophy and Emily Lloyd-Saini race through a series of sketches with memorable characters, situations and what could become catchphrases, were the show to be broadcast.
My favourite characters were the eccentric, very spiritual sisters Luanda and Vivanda who opened the show. Which one is more in touch with the spirit? You will have to see the show and be the judge, but I was always happy to see them reappear from the spirit realm of the wings.
Egg also perform various sketches that focus on the struggles of being a woman minding her own business in a public space. Particularly being a woman of colour in a public space – so exotic! There’s an ad for a product that helps women be taken seriously, a great send-up of pretentious, trendy restaurants and a brilliant callback that came from nowhere.
With a great balance of surreal, silly and relatable, I have no doubt Egg will be snapped up for TV or radio very soon… they’re certainly ready.
Egg: Richard Pictures is at 18:00 at Pleasance Courtyard until 26th August. For tickets and more information click here!
Catch an excerpt at Funny Women On The Fringe at 19:20 at the Blue Room, Assembly Rooms 21st August. For tickets and more information click here!
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