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Raymond And Mr Timpkins Revue: Ham (Brett Vincent for Get Comedy)

By | Published on Friday 24 August 2018

Music fans – prepare to have your favourite songs twisted into new shapes. This is like musical Dingbats for people with short attention spans – a high-speed conveyor belt of song snippets whizzing past, and this quick fire approach ensures that even if you don’t laugh at one, you will at the next. It’s so slick and stylised, you wonder how they can keep it up. There is some padding, with a silly, cartoonish storyline providing the filling in this musical sandwich, and it’s all very ‘Carry On’ – Mr Timpkins is reminiscent of Charles Hawtrey, and his rivalry with Raymond is hilarious. There are misheard lyrics and even some satirical swipes amongst lavatorial gags. Sublime.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andy Murray]