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BWW Reviews: JEEVES AND WOOSTER IN PERFECT NONSENSE, Theatre Royal, Glasgow, November 24 2014

In 2013, one hundred years after author PG Wodehouse first created the character Jeeves, Perfect Nonsense opened in the West End. The adaptation of the much loved characters was written by The Goodale Brothers and has now embarked on a UK tour.

The plot is a little thin on the ground so we have to rely on the comedic timing of the three actors onstage- which luckily is excellent. When aristocrat Bertie Wooster finds himself in a bit of a sticky situation during a weekend at a country house, it is down to his trusty butler Jeeves to prevent him from making a fool of himself.

John Gordon Sinclair makes a brilliantly deadpan Jeeves and shows great versatility switching between the various characters (and costumes) that he is required to change between. Unfortunately the actor originally intended for Wooster didn't perform this evening but understudy Joel Sams was more than capable in his place. Credit also has to go to Robert Goodale who played Seppings along with...well, too many other characters for me to keep track of!

The comedy in Jeeves and Wooster is quite slapstick but it remains a classy affair. Wonderfully silly, the technical aspects behind the performance don't go unnoticed as the scenery and props are brought to audience attention and raise a lot of laughs. Perfect Nonsense is the ideal way to describe what goes on throughout this two-hour play.

Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense is on tour around the UK throughout 2015.


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