Footlights in 'Pretty Little Panic' (2 stars)

One moment of surrealist brilliance can't compensate for lack of comedic guile

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This article is from 2011.

Footlights in 'Pretty Little Panic'

Asides from one moment of surrealist brilliance, the current Footlights batch patently don’t have a Key or Fry among them, as they cut a swathe through far too many sketches. Their ‘borrowing’ of the Marx Brothers mirror sequence only serves to prove that technical ability can never compensate for a lack of comedic guile.

Pleasance Dome, 556 6550, until 29 Aug, 5.20pm, £9–£10 (£8–£9).

This article is from 2011.

Footlights in 'Pretty Little Panic'

  • 2 stars

After a sell-out run last year, the Footlights Tour Show continues to be a 'must-have ticket' (Times). It has launched many of the greatest names in comedy, and this year will perform to twenty thousand people across two continents. Don’t miss the biggest ever tour from 'the most renowned sketch troupe of them all.…

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