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Skimprov (Masters Of None)

By | Published on Friday 15 August 2014

Skimprov: sketches and improvisation. See? Having whipped the crowd into a frenzy of interest, they deploy a mixed bag (or, more accurately, pint pot that being the vessel from which audience members draw the sketch titles to determine the running order) of quickfire sketch material. They are pleasingly keen and silly with plenty of fun ideas, even if not all of them translate to a successful execution, while the improv is fairly limited at this showing. There are good bits about Facebook and a hospice for neglected words, while the Olympic wildcard sketch, necessitating several minutes’ improv to cover an elaborate costume change in pursuit of a single silly (but good) punchline is time daringly well spent. However, the big musical finale is pretty horrendous.

Just The Tonic at the Caves, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]