ED2014 4/5 Reviews ED2014 Comedy Reviews

No Strings (Pot Kettle)

By | Published on Friday 15 August 2014

“Hooray, an Oxford Revue troupe”, said no sane reviewer ever when handed the assignment. Just saying; it was a tough crowd, at least in this chair but, you know what? Won over. It’s a sketch show, so detailed description is redundant: all you can ask is that the good outweighs the bad, which it certainly does. A loose narrative thread woven throughout is a smart device to make the cast more than just interchangeable parts of the joke machine. The cast are self-evidently clever and talented (if possibly a little too pleased with themselves in that respect at times), but there’s plenty of inventive, playful stuff, fun musical numbers, good ideas and laughs. So there you go, a good review for a good revue.

Just The Tonic @ The Caves, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]