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The World is Just Enough review at Hen and Chickens London

The slightly ominously named Lick and Chew are a very unlikely pair which mostly adds to the show’s fun factor – a small and muscular Chew who’s gay mannerisms leave no room for second-guessing and a stocky tom-boyish Lick who bursts with personality.

The World is Just Enough is funny – just. It is a series of fast paced travel-themed mini sketches which follow each other at a breathless pace with a few singing interludes.

There are some moments of genuine hilarity. The snobbish travel writers stand out as the most successful characters with spot on jokes. The skydiving scene and airport sketches also have good comedy value, as has Chris Fitchew’s take on a turtle and Heather Pilkington’s on a mermaid.

Both Fitchew and Pilkington clearly have talent but on the whole the show has a somewhat unpolished feel and veers at times into the nonsensical. Poking fun at gap year travellers has great potential which the pair fail to fulfil, while they are not convincing as the common Brits abroad. Chew needs to work harder at being a butch man and a little more research would have made a big difference. The token occasional crudity was also unnecessary.

Production Information

Hen and Chickens, London, November 30 – December 2

Chris Fitchew and Heather Pilkington, who also perform
Lick and Chew, Bound and Gagged Comedy
Running time
1hr 30mins

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