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The Oxford Revue – With Bits (Oxford Revue)

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Fragmented, fast-paced, though at times forgettable, this well strung-together series of sketches and comic abstracts occasionally leaves you hanging without a laugh, but moves on to the next premise┬áso quickly that you don’t really notice. Promoted on the names of alumni whose influences are largely absent, this traditional revue show takes a tried and tested stable of comic characters and puts them through the motions. The self-assured enthusiasm of the performers carries the weaker material through, and the longer sketches are a showcase for some more ambitious writing. The casual blasphemy and nudity thrown in towards the end is a bit perfunctory, but doesn’t detract from the bulk of the show being harmless, silly fun.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug (not 12), 3.20pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Joe Abel]