The St Andrews Revue exists as the University’s only standing sketch comedy troupe. The improv comedy group Blind Mirth gives the form a go during each On The Rocks Festival, as does the Comedy Society, yet The Revue is the only student group committed to the form. Unlike the other two groups, they are not affiliated with the Union.
Sharp, witty, unrelentlessly fast paced. Just some of the words I could use to describe the Mermaids performance of Glengarry Glen Ross at the Byre Theatre. From Shelley “The Machine” Levene's first outbreak of a saliva spitting speech to George Aaronow’s miserable quip “I hate this job”, the cast grasped Mamet’s dynamic characters and language and produced a show of quality and confidence. Glengarry Glen Ross, for those who haven’t seen it, details the struggles of salesmen who will use any tactics to make a sale, including robbing their own office and playing the “every man for themselves” card. Having never seen the film myself, I was ignorant to any prejudices of how the characters should be played, but one of the first things that struck me was the dynamic relationships between the characters and how the cast (and director) managed to portray these perfectly.