Selfie duo plumb shallow depths

The Dunedin Fringe Festival comedy Two Girls One Shop shines a light on the shallowness of millennials and selfie culture.

The fast-paced theatrical comedy, written and performed by Court Theatre Youth Company graduates Maddie Harris and Millie Hanford, finishes its festival run tonight.

The "vibe'' from the audience for the first three festival performances had been "awesome'', Hanford said.

"It's nice to stand backstage after a show and hear them buzzing.''

The comedic duo from Christchurch play two vacuous clothing shop assistants who are more interested in debating if tapeworm was a viable weight loss option rather than helping customers.

As the show progresses, the pair slowly discover the destructive nature of their relationship and attitude.

Director Dan Bain said both comedians were "sly, incisive and borderline obscene''.

"Working with them has been an education - a horrifying education.''

The script contained "outrageous filth'' but each word served a purpose, he said.

"Nothing is in there just to shock.''

shawn.mcavinue@odt.co.nz

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