Confusions: an ordinary Joe takes on a 70s comedy

(Spoilers ahead) Confusions… confusions? Sitting in the front row as the first of three one-act plays began to unfold in front of me, everyone on stage certainly seemed confused. Opening night nerves perhaps? Or more likely the beginning of a consistently engaging and hilarious portrayal of one of Alan Ayckbourn’s ‘greatest works’, or so I’m […]

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The Oxford Revue hits the West End

The Oxford Revue, the university’s world-renowned comedy troupe, are attempting a feat we’ve never seen a student society attempt before – pulling off a West End show. The Oxford Revue: Funraiser is a fundraiser show that will be taking place for one night (and one night only) at the Leicester Square Theatre in central London […]

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The Oxford Revue and ‘Friends’: A Review

Oxford, Cambridge, Durham: an alliance (or rivalry) for the ages. Although the title of the evening was ‘The Oxford Revue and Friends’, the rivalry and tension between each university’s comedic troupes were clear in this one-off performance at the Playhouse.  With three great groups determined to out-perform each other, all while emceed by a professional […]

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Review: Inside No. 9

Linked only by their claustrophobic settings – a railway sleeper carriage, a bedroom wardrobe in a game of sardines, a trendy tapas restaurant after closing – the episodes of Inside No. 9 are an intense study in macabre comedy. Written, starring, and occasionally directed by the immense creative talents of League of Gentlemen stars Reece […]

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Keeping Up Appearances: A Review

It’s Wednesday of Eight week and morale is low; after a term of essay writing and with home in sight, I would say I am just about done. However, there was one final show I had to check out before I resign myself to weeks of sleep: The Oxford Revue’s newcomers show, Keeping Up Appearances, […]

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