My first experience of the Glasgow Comedy Festival took me to the CCA for Star Stricken - a double bill of one-act comedy plays exposing celebrity.
Margo - Johanna Harper
Elfrida - Frankie MacEachen
Beverley - Paul Kozinski
Kicking off proceedings was 'Emily Entwistle' written and directed by Karen Barclay. The piece follows consultant Elfrida as she attempts to lead a business workshop with brand manager Margo whose company is facing a public relations disaster. The pair strike up an unlikely bond by channelling their late idols Emily Bronte and Peg Entwistle. The snappy writing and fast-paced dialogue made for an entertaining act although at times I found the business jargon a bit on the heavy side.
Laura - Johanna Harper
Pearl - Frankie MacEachen
Mark - Paul Kozinski
Both plays were original, witty and well acted. The chemistry between the small cast coupled with spot-on writing and comic timing made for a welcome addition to the festival.