Newsrevue (3 stars)

This article is from 2009.


Pregnant teens, a bumbling Gordon Brown and child-hungry Madonna make too easy targets for the talented performers in Newsrevue, many of whose topical, musical sketches aren’t developed to their full potential. But select moments – like David Cameron’s attempt to make Brown ‘popular’ – ensure the world’s longest-running live comedy show is still reliably entertaining in its 30th year.

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 31 Aug (not 17), 6pm, £11–£15 (£9.50–£13.50).

NewsRevue 30th Anniversary

  • 3 stars

NewsRevue returns for its record-breaking 30th year. A fast-paced blend of satirical sketches and ingenious musical numbers, NewsRevue is renowned pushing all known boundaries into oblivion. NewsRevue is a compilation of the best material from its weekly London shows and unique re-imaginings of breaking news throughout…

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