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The Leeds Tealights – The Ultimate Indoor Experience (Leeds Tealights)

By | Published on Monday 12 August 2013

Masters of misdirection disguising themselves in the drab homogeneous garb of manufactured boy-bands, these four performers are anything but, skilfully navigating the boundaries of good taste without ever transgressing into shocking for the sake of it. Sketches are quick-fire and transition smoothly, helping to keep the audience on their toes. A premise is established, then quickly dropped for the good of the gag. Well-framed in the context of a press conference, the writing is tuned to the strengths of each performer; only one breaks character at a highly appropriate and hilarious moment, bringing the audience with him. Well written and mapping the line between the cerebral, scatological and self-consciously silly, with an impish unpredictability that will warm audiences to them.

Just The Tonic at The Caves, until 25 Aug (not 13), 5.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Joe Abel]