Tarot: Cautionary Tales, Pleasance Courtyard, Review

Submitted by Erin Roche on Sat, 6 Aug '22 6.06pm
Tarot: Cautionary Tales (2022)
Rating (out of 5)
Show info
Berk's Nest in association with PBJ Management
Kiri Pritchard-McLean (director)
Kath Hughes, Ed Easton, Adam Drake
Running time

Clad in white nightdresses and red raccoon eye makeup, their spooky uniform of sorts, Kath Hughes and Ed Easton from Gein’s Family Giftshop along with Adam Drake of Goose bring you insanely silly, high octane buffoonery in Tarot: Cautionary Tales, sketch comedy that seamlessly moves in and out of tightly prepared gags and stitch-inducing ad libs.

Endlessly fun with many surprise twists, bits vary from a bumbling Dracula tour to a sobering game of Never-Have-I-Ever to a Birds Eye commercial that might make you cry for laughing so hard.

A schtick to prove a previous review’s heralding of Tarot as “laugh-a-minute” made for consistent and escalating hilarity throughout the whole show when directing an audience member to tally this night’s laughs (there were 272, so, yes, truly a laugh-a-minute or more performance). Directed by Kiri Pritchard-McLean, these three have their timing and material dialled up to 10. 

Though you’ll see less of it on the telly, at this Fringe you’ll find that good (say it with them) “SKETCH WILL NEVER DIE!”


Tarot: Cautionary Tales - tickets: here 

 Aug 6-28 | 22:00

Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)

Prices range from £9 - £12