The St Andrews Revue is a sparky and clever collection of original great British comedy that restores your faith in the wonderful talent this country has to offer in both writing and performance.
A packed fifty minutes of surreal, intelligent sketches with wit and a good dose of lingering laughs. This brave comedy troupe attempts to be as original in style as possible and they win almost all of the time. The writing is slick with a slight hint of Monty Python and League of Gentlemen. What works best are the hilarious Tesco Love Story Interpretive Dance sketch, the Mime-appella and the Royal Wedding finale. These were genius pieces that really saw the talent and style of St Andrews come alive. More please!
For the first outing this revue is very strong. However, it needs a little more pace in places, and some of the shorter sketches needed to be quicker off the mark. The talented troupe of seven, four guys, three gals, work as a strong ensemble and there is no weak link here, but attention does need to be paid to fleeting comedy beats. The delivery of some punch lines are thrown away and the St Andrews Revue must remember to allow their audience to laugh.
Special mention must go to cast members Inez Gordon and Christy White-Spunner, two very confident and stand out performers, delivering great characterisations. On whole the St Andrews Revue is a big two quirky thumbs up and I look forward to see their future offerings.