Birthday Girls

Birthday Girls are a sketch group that leave you laughing and at times utterly confused. The critically acclaimed trio offer a range of impressions and appearances in this medley of mad dance and mockery.

While they were an uneven bunch, some of the skits were provocatively witty and clever.

The show starts with all three performers making their way onto the stage while dancing the kind of dance that you do in your bedroom with all your mates before a night out. These three girls are not afraid to humiliate themselves. After a quick introduction, the sketches followed fast. While they were an uneven bunch, some of the skits were provocatively witty and clever. I was particularly impressed by how well the trio intertwined the real and unbelievable.

Their tendency to break character for comic effect worked to utter perfection, particularly in the final sketch: ‘The Great British Sh*t Off’. Beattie Edmondson’s impersonation of Mary Berry was the highlight of the show, a funny and committed performance that was captivating and watchable from the start.

However, the show would benefit through a readjustment of structure. The silly dancing in between scenes was fairly tiresome and became less comical every time. The order of sketches was on a piece of paper at the front of the stage, and why this couldn’t be placed backstage I have no idea.

The Birthday Girls show great potential and I have no doubt that they will improve as they develop and establish themselves. As young comedians they offer a great show that really shows off the calibre of the next generation of performers.

Reviews by Lucy Skinner

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The Blurb

PARTY TIME! A brand-new comedy sketch show from critically acclaimed all-female sketch group Birthday Girls. Expect odd characters, offbeat sketches, try-hard dancing and the best and most rewarding time of your life. “Exuberantly silly, consistently imaginative and delightfully playful” (The Guardian), “One of the best shows of its kind that I have seen this year” (Broadway Baby), “Too much reliance on Camille's absolute willingness to disgrace and degrade herself” (The List)