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The Oxford Imps (Oxford Imps)

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2011

Delivering their slick improvised comedy, the Oxford Imps create scenes from audience suggestions; unfortunately, this format seems almost too easy. Beginning with an audience member’s suggestion, they spin out a scene, but rarely do they ask for further suggestions mid-scene. The Imps’ talent is such that they are evidently capable of being challenged further by the audience to create more outlandish and hysterical scenes, but they fail to fulfil this potential. Indeed, on the rare occasion when they do use mid-scene changes, they really shine. One scene, in which they create a story on the spot, each Imp continues their partner’s previous line, whilst speaking in rhyme; the result is excellent. While impressive, they lack the daring of their competitors.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3 – 29 Aug, 3.45pm (4.35pm), £6.00 – £10.00, fpp129.
tw rating 3/5