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Cambridge Footlights – Canada (Cambridge Footlights)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2013

‘Canada’ is the newest show from the critically acclaimed Cambridge Footlights and, whilst you expect sketch shows to sometimes have the odd missed joke or sketch, I was expecting more from the Footlights and felt disappointed. Some of the sketches were refreshing and innovative, but several felt over-worked and like they were trying too hard to be different or strange. The highlight was a sketch that made use of the reference sheet cards which had been left on every chair – it was the sort of genuinely clever and funny stuff you’d expect from a troupe with such high pedigree. All four members of the Footlights gave humorous performances, but overall it was more occasional chuckle than uncontrollable laughter.

Pleasance Dome, until 26 Aug (not 12), 5.20pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Sarah Virgo]