Fringe Review: Dyer & Whitney – You and I

Dyer & Whitney – You and I

Mata Hari, Espionage

August 6-16 and 18-30 at 16.15

A man who has trouble keeping his new wife inflated, a disgruntled Edinburgh trinket shop owner and a brother and sister dance duo who are way too close for comfort are just some of the characters brought to life by Dyer & Whitney.

Sometimes cheeky and often hilarious, local lad Andrew Dyer and his comedy partner Michelle Whitney return to the Free Fringe for a second year with another dose of quick-fire sketches and madcap characters.

On the afternoon of review, the venue at Espionage was jam-packed and the audience was not left disappointed, with Dave and his blowup doll Steph and controversial camp owners Pam and Sandy getting the biggest laughs.

Clearly Disney fans, Pinocchio, Cinderella and Frozen were among those films to get the duo’s comedy treatment, while those in the audience will never watch Beauty and the Beast in quite the same way again.

Although Dyer & Whitney are relatively new to the Fringe scene, they’ve clearly worked hard. Despite numerous quick-fire costume changes and switching from one accent to another, their energy and enthusiasm never waned and they kept up a rapid pace throughout.

A thoroughly professional set-up that belies its free entry, You and I is a fun-filled way to spend an hour – just make sure you get there early.

Words: Jen Duffy

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