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The Establishment: Bureau De Strange (Mad Etiquette)

By | Published on Thursday 15 August 2019

“Do you think we’ve started yet” is the recurring question from the stage for around half of this exceptionally silly show. After several increasingly foolish false starts, Cecil and Godfrey pretend that they’ve not got time to do their whole show and offer us instead a run through of the ‘best’ bits, being a set of sketches with improv elements followed by a somewhat unexpected musical finale. The best bits are superb, echoing the surrealism of Vic and Bob, and a newspaper headlines bit which channels The Two Ronnies. However, it’s by no means all-killer as some of the improv falls dead flat, and one or two recurring gags grate. Overall, an enjoyable to duo to watch, showing commendable commitment to wilful daftness.

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tw rating 3/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]