Nominated for Funny Women’s Best Show Award, Revan and Fennell’s Fan Club is a lively, goofy and above all entertaining sketch show, starring double act Rosie Revan and Alice Fennell. The pair burst onto the stage for the first sketch which is an austerity theatre version of the Lion King musical – Revan pirouettes towards the audience with a homemade turkey beak on her face and Fennell spins around wearing a monkey mask and holding a raggedy lion stuffed animal over her head. After the high energy opener, the double act introduce themselves with some audience “banter”, which Fennell is deliberately and amusingly terrible at. Then the sketches begin.
They are undeniably a talented double act who can only get bigger and better
Amongst the variety of sketches, two men discuss their jobs in neuroscience in cockney rhyming slang, a 1950’s American cop is seduced by a woman called Vivienne Vulva, and a pretentious party where all the guests are introduced as award-winning artisans of bread or beards is gate-crashed by an unwanted guest who works in Subway. While Fennell’s characters tend to be more gawky and adorably awkward and Revan’s more hilariously obnoxious, the two of them have a natural and playful comic chemistry. The humour in each of the sketches is not cutting edge, nor is it overly political or crude, but relies on physical humour, situational absurdities and the brilliantly theatrical performances of the two stars of the show.
The show closes on a high note with another hysterical musical number – Revan changes into tights and a leotard and Fennell tries to keep up with her genuinely excellent dancing, which follows another sketch where the duo show they can also really sing. Revan and Fennell are quite the pair, who were so entertaining and charming to watch. They are undeniably a talented double act who can only get bigger and better and I can only recommend you go and see them too!