Sketch trio The Real MacGuffins had a tricky start to their Fringe show, appearing unexpectedly with the house lights up and struggling to engage with a cold audience. However, their opening rewrite of ‘The Great Escape’ witnessed a race round the room during which they broke the stage, and thus the ice. The show’s first half included some variable skits whose knowingly groan-inducing puns skirted kids’ pantomime, but with extra camp. Happily, the dashing chaps had saved much of their strongest, smartest material for the home straight, leading to a superior run of intelligent, inclusive and irresistible comedy scenarios.
Upstairs At The Three and Ten, 18 May