This seemingly seasoned sketch show quartet has the promise of a fully entertaining set, but though the performers are in sync with each other and each other, their material could use some work.

Quick fire sketches rattled off one after the other, as succinct and brief as bullet points. To this effect, several of the sketches could have been elongated to make the jokes stronger. A lot of the fast paced skits had a predictable resolution and a weak punch line but, for the most part, the delivery was confident and the performers felt at home in their surroundings and with their material. Highlights of the show are the impressions of Andy Murray and Jools Holland, which are uncanny in their delivery.

The material was generally inoffensive but also in no way outstanding or cutting edge. Though the group were clearly amused by their own accomplishments at times, there was frankly a lot of material that failed to excite. Whilst the talented four all provided good levels of energy and enthusiasm, they failed to illuminate the fairly torpid script of general middle class, middle of the road machinations. It seemed as though they were resting on laurels from previous highs and the quartet should push themselves further to create a set that matches their performing abilities. They are indubitably capable - they could and should do better.

Though engaging on a surface level the show never quite ignited into a crescendo of sure-fire winners, perhaps more in the style of Henman than Murray.

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