Brooke Jones & Holly Kellingray: Mr Sister

Katerina Partolina Schwartz

Katerina Partolina Schwartz

Tik Tok stars Brooke Jones and Holly Kellingray graced us with their sketch hour, Mr Sister, a quirky and clever show which debuted at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre, filled with original songs, quick character changes and the kind of banter that only old friends can pull off.

From the start Jones and Kellingray introduce us to their dilemma – that they always receive questions about whether they are sisters or partners. In order to embrace this, they decide to recommit to their friendship through sketches that follow the structure of a university code of conduct. Many giggles are to be had in the process.

It takes quite a talent and wit to take a low subject matter like toilet humour and turn it into something clever. It could be considered immature, but at no point does it appear gratuitous, and fits in perfectly with the overall vibe of Mr Sister, which can only be described as side-splitting bordering on deranged. The way the pair have taken a simple university code of conduct and turned it into a series of sketches that defy even the most convoluted leaps in logic is astounding. They say that there is no great genius without a touch of madness, and there is certainly more than just a touch here.

Bringing their Tik Tok talents to the stage, we get an inside look into the workings of the duo’s mind and humour. Between the two of them, Jones and Kellingray take on a number of Wonderland-weird characters, basing them on over exaggeration and mockery of British stereotypes in fantastically strange scenarios that are filled to the brim with ridiculousness. How the pair manage to get through each bit without bursting with laughter is a mystery and talent in itself. But whether it is a PSA on the tote bag epidemic or a advice on how to taste wine, each scenario is incredibly creative and filled with off-hand quips that proves to be more than just a crowd pleaser.

A strong debut, Mr Sister is a spectacle of imagination and comedy. A worthwhile trip through the looking glass, who knows what comedic depths Jones and Kelllingray will plumb going forward.

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