Review by: Paul Towers, 19 February 2016
Revan and Fennell
Upstairs @ The Western, 19th & 20th February 2016
“the natural successors to French and Saunders”
This is my last review of Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2016 and it has been worth venturing out on a cold, wet February evening.
Revan and Fennell have been touted as the natural successors to French and Saunders and, on the strength of their latest show, I can see no reason why not.
Starting off with an appropriately political dig at the Government’s arts funding cuts, they dive straight into a low budget homage to The Lion King, complete with tatty costumes and props. The show then ploughs straight on with hilarious digs at Eastenders, poverty, weddings and cabaret singers before giving us a Broadway Musical finale.
Despite a very sparse audience this professional duo gave their all. Saturday night is almost sold out so call the box office for tickets.
Upstairs at The Western has put on a wide range of comedic shows running right up to next Saturday 27th February and has proved once again that it has a very valid place in Leicester’s theatre scene.