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The Free Association: Jacuzzi review

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Ian Cater, Chief Features Writer

The Free Association deliver an impressive and entertaining show, which occasionally varies in comedic output but never in speed of thought.

For those who grew up watching Whose Line Is It Anyway, quick-fire improvised comedy will always have a place in our hearts.  And The Free Association – some of London’s best teachers and performers of the art – are excellently-placed to deliver it.

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Category: Comedy
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Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel review

Rating:

Ian Cater, Chief Features Writer

Austentatious perform the very best improvised comedy, blowing the audience away with their talent, timing and interaction.  Even those who hate Austen can love this.

I’d like to start with a confession: I didn’t think I’d massively enjoy watching Austentatious.  That’s despite the mountain of top-marks and awards the troupe has earned.  Despite liking all of its cast members from first-hand experience or by reputation.  And despite appreciating that Austen provides a good backdrop for improvised comedy (as Daniel Nils Roberts explained to me).

The problem was that I hated reading Pride and Prejudice at school and always found the Regency era a bit … well, twee.  So it’s even more impressive that the performers completely won me round, turning in one of the funniest and most watchable shows of the Fringe.

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Category: Comedy