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London Fringe — The Merkin Sisters: A Beautifully Absurd Example of What Fringe Can Be

By Jay Menard

Absurd? Surreal? Avante Garde? Ingrid Hansen and Stephanie Morin-Robert’s The Merkin Sisters truly defies classification — other than to say it’s a perfect example of what Fringe theatre is at its best, and it’s a must-see on this year’s London Fringe circuit.

That said, make sure you bring two things with you when you see this show: an open mind and a sense of playfulness. The two women go to any and all lengths to deliver an uproariously funny and quirky show that’s part variety, part dance, part comedy, and all entertainment.

If a Salvador Dali painting came to life on a Fringe stage, it would be the Merkin sisters. Continue reading