Review: Carry On, Jeeves at Lincoln Drill Hall
Review: Carry On, Jeeves at Lincoln Drill Hall by Robin Marshsey
The true hallmark of good comedy is whether it can stand the test of time.
And Common Ground Theatre Company's latest production Carry On, Jeeves proves that PG Wodehouse's wry humour is very much alive and kicking despite its anachronisms.
The show has been adapted for the stage and directed by Jez Ashberry and features a string of laugh-out-loud escapades featuring stolen hats, pilfered packages and punctured hot water bottles.
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Graham Turner as the resourceful valet Jeeves steals many scenes with his deadpan one-liners, particularly when revealing details of his disposal of various hideous items of Bertie Wooster's wardrobe.
But the biggest plaudits must go to Jason Hippisley, who admirably carries much of the show in his role as the likeable but incorrigible Wooster.
He is centre stage for much of Carry On, Jeeves and is ably assisted by some sparkling cameo roles, notably Irene North as the fearsome Aunt Agatha and Aggi Gunstone as the shrill Roberta Wickham.
Hats off also to the live jazz musicians, cleverly backlit so they are seen playing only in silhouette, who help transport the audience back to an era of spats and flappers.
Top hole entertainment all round, what?