Keeping the Captain Warm (3 stars)

This article is from 2011.

Keeping the Captain Warm

Faltering sketch comedy with moments of greatness

Rather like a live rehearsal, about half-way through this show, the four-piece sketch act finally hits the ground running, and what began as a middling muddle of cliché actually finds its feet. Some of the performances tower over others and there is a yawning chasm between the terrific and the trite but moments of inspired majesty lift proceedings.

The Caves, 556 5375, until 28 Aug, 8.55pm, £7–£8 (£6–£7).

Oyster Eyes

Oyster Eyes presents: Keeping the Captain Warm

  • 3 stars

Keeping the Captain Warm is a plate full of weird faces, surreal sketches and polo necks. Oyster Eyes would like to take you back to the days of the old woman who swallowed a fly and kick you forward to a time when Tina Turner has to impersonate herself just to get work. These are hard times and Oyster Eyes want you to…

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