REVIEW: Flo and Joan: The Kindness of Stranglers (Just The Tonic at The Tron) ★★★★★
Flo and Joan are the alter-ego’s of sister’s Nicola and Rosie Dempsey. Their ‘The 2016 Song’ went viral on YouTube at the beginning of 2017, gaining over half a million views of their fast-paced and quick-witted comedy song about everything that happened in 2016.
Having just returned from living in Canada, Flo and Joan are at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this month for an hour long show of Victoria Wood esq songs.
With songs varying in subject matter, from Save the Bee’s (don’t shave the Bee’s) to a Folk inspired song The Lady In The Woods, the girls have a knack for writing comedy songs and it left me wondering why they are playing in such a small venue.
Together Flo and Joan shine and it is their comedic rapport and deadpan vs ditzy persona’s that make for the hilarity of the piece. The songs are incredibly well constructed and anyone who can memorise that many lyrics deserves a medal just for that. Utterly incredible.
Reviewed by West End Wilma