The Three Englishmen: Optimists (4 stars)

Straightforward and inspired hour of sketches

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This article is from 2011.

The Three Englishmen: Optimists

Two of the The Three Englishmen.

In keeping with its title, Optimists is fun and cheerful, with some crackingly original ideas behind the pacy mix of wordplay, gentle pop culture ribbing, off-the-wall surrealism and well-executed musical comedy. The four (yup, four) play to their respective physical quirks (tall, small, pretty and vexed) for maximum laughs and no joke outstays its welcome in this straightforward but inspired hour of sketches.

The Caves, 556 5375, until 28 Aug, 4pm, £8–£9 (£7–£8).

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This article is from 2011.

The Three Englishmen: Optimists

  • 4 stars

Following their sell-out debut, the acclaimed sketch group return with an unmissable all-new hour of inspired comedy and music. Described as 'a confident, inventive sketch act … instantly likeable' by Chortle.co.uk, the Englishmen have spent the year appearing to packed audiences across the UK and on BBC2. Now they…

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