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Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2014: Real Feelings (Cambridge Footlights)

By | Published on Wednesday 6 August 2014

They’re a famous university comedy group with an impressive list of alumni, and Cambridge Footlights’ 2014 offering shows real promise, but the troupe still have a lot to learn. Like the floorboards of the theatre they came from, their act consists of well-trodden material, and sadly, this group of five young men wear their generation’s cultural references too clearly upon their sleeves. Will Ferrell’s ludicrous grandiosity and Noel Fielding’s Hitcher character often speak louder than those on stage, overshadowing their real talent. These guys are obviously skilful and funny, they just need to find their own voices to express that. Until then, they’ll struggle to appeal to anyone who’s never said, “oh my god, that’s soooo random”.

Pleasance Dome, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [George Robb]