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“Hilarity and insanity”
Review of The Suggestibles

The Suggestibles
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Suggestibles improv comedy group performs at The Cumberland Arms the first Saturday of every month (December varies). The Suggestibles have been attracting crowds to the upstairs venue of this real ale pub since 2004. The six-strong cast takes suggestions from the audience to inspire scenes, sketches and songs. If you like Who's Line is it Anyway? You'll love the Suggestibles! The night is very different to stand-up. It's theatrical with a friendly, party atmos. The Cumberland Arms is a short walk from Newcastle's quayside, (nearest metro is Byker) with wonderful views from its huge beer garden and B&B rooms. It's a real ale pub, with snug fires, friendly folk, and a warm welcome. Year round the Cumberland presents mini music, comedy and beer festivals, and is not to be missed on your trip to Newcastle. The first Saturday of the month combines Newcastle's best-loved comedy group and pub-venue in one go! The Suggestibles: "One of the hottest comedy tickets in the Northeast' The Guardian. As seen in The Times Top 5 Comedy Nights Out Nationwide.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 28 September 2013

As usual the Suggestibles were completely brilliant on Friday. It was fascinating to watch the way they related to each other as they improvised their way through a series of increasingly wild and funny games and dramas. It was the spontaneity of their interactions which heightened the hilarity of whatever insanity they were currently inhabiting. And the final beauty pageant 'musical' was the pinnacle of the evening. I haven't laughed so much for months! A delightful way to spend a Friday night. I would recommend the last Friday in the month at the Cumberland (or on other days at the Stand) to everyone. But please don't all come at once....

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Reviewed 9 September 2013

Although I'd heard about the suggestibles this was the first time I'd been to see them, truly original and brilliant improvised comedy sketches from audience suggestions and contributions. Certainly won't be the last time I'll be seeing them. If you get the chance, Go!

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Reviewed 5 September 2013

I go a lot to the Cumberland Arms cos its such a special pub with a fantastic beer garden to sit out in all day and night in this weather! But on the last Friday of the month I'm more often than not there to see the Suggestibles. Cos they play there the last Friday of every month - payday! They're a team of 6 improvisers who take audience suggestions and make up scenes on the spot. Its quite a small venue - about a hundred seated I'd say, and can get pretty hot on a summer night - especially when you're rolling around laughing so much. I always seem to get very drunk at a Suggestibles show too. They play lots of games (a bit like Whose Line Is It Anyway which I love) and then do an improvised musical in the second half which always amazes me. I've been going to see them for about 4 years now, with my wife, friends and even my parents and everyone always falls in love with them cos the Suggestibles are infectious. You just can't stop laughing - even when its over! Last thing is I'd recommend you book cos its nearly always packed.

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Reviewed 31 August 2013

This is the second time me and my partner have been to see the Suggestibles, and it has been equally brilliant each time. Their comic timing is impeccable and we were both crying with laughter all evening. If you want a great night in an intimate venue then this is ideal. It is your choice to get involved there will always be some people who offer suggestions to help the improvisors along. The Christmas pantomime will now be a yearly tradition and the sessions on the last Friday may become an monthly one. The highest recommendation!

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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Don't expect anything and you'll get everything.

Yes, they make it up on the spot, and they make sure everyone enjoys the show (including themselves!)

A fantastic night out for lovers of original comedy.

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