The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2019: Look Alive!

Comedy (sketch show)

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  • Pleasance Dome - AceDome
  • 17:20
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: The Cambridge Footlights
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains audience participation, scenes of a sexual nature, and strong language.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Join 'the most renowned sketch troupe of them all' (Independent) as they embark on another exceptional world tour, performing to over 20,000 people across two continents. Last year's tour travelled to London, Edinburgh, California, Chicago, New York, Cambridge, and many more. Don't miss your chance to see the latest on offer from the group that launched many of the greatest names in British comedy, including Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Mel Giedroyc, Sue Perkins, David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Richard Ayoade, and Olivia Colman.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
  • Accessible entry: Main queue in bar. Wheelchair and level access via lift at rear of bar — reached via ramp at the rear of the venue. Speak to staff or Box Office for lift access.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Emma GW 80 days ago

So disappointing and really not worth the ticket price (which is significantly more than many other far funnier comedy shows here). Total lack of good jokes. Doesn't live up to the Cambridge Footlights' reputation at all.

Rachael Bermingham 85 days ago

Amusing but not rib ticklingly so. Probably better than my low expectations but I wouldn’t recommend enthusiastically.

Paul Rayner 87 days ago

We always see this show and this was as good as ever. Each actor was brilliant. The babysitter sketch was a classic - just brilliant.

HFM 92 days ago

Enjoyable show. Some good jokes but not amazing compared to other shows

Paul Bisping 95 days ago

I cannot quite believe how talented , funny and entertaining my son is .....surprisingly so given his genes . Seriously though ,loved the show , brilliant sketches , great fun , high energy and loads of songs I knew !!! Still very disappointed that the Jeremy Kyle sketch has been axed but Cluedo is a fine replacement . Well done team , it really is a fantastic achievement to produce a show with quite so many jokes that are so very funny.

Pippa Hyde 96 days ago

Great fun - particularly loved the babysitter sketch!

Manya Chadwick 99 days ago

5 stars — Brilliant fast-paced sketches had us laughing from beginning to end. A must-see!

Harriet Rouse 99 days ago

Top class, clever and hilarious hour of comedy. I really wished it would never end! The footlights never disappoint and I highly recommend everyone rush to see this show.

David Brackenridge 99 days ago

Excellent talents cast delivered some side splitting sketches and some that I felt missed the mark. Some sketches had me laughing out loud while some just made me smile. A good hour of entertainment but not sure I would recommend to others.

Marcus Turner 100 days ago

We see the Cambridge Footlights most years and this year certainly did not disappoint. Every sketch had us laughing, such as a brilliant mime segment, to a struggling babysitter - every actor demonstrated great comic timings and instincts. Very much recommend this show. Hilarious.

Arwen Williams 101 days ago

The 2019 footlights tour lives up to the groups’ reputation of showcasing immensely talented young people in a scintillating performance. Melding clean cut and professional ensemble sequences, the humour is that which everyone can relate to which is always so important. Personally, I think it’s so hard to find a concept that appeals to everyone’s sense of humour when writing comedy, yet the laughter and enjoyment of the show was universal. Incredibly witty and relatable, the sketches tied in all aspects of mundane life in hilarious ways. Audience participation was so much fun and I was pulled up on stage for a bit of mime so I found myself attempting to challenge my inner Charlie Chaplin! As students my friend and I feel that the show would appeal to anyone from their teens up to their seventies. This is simply because the fun is being made from iconic bits and pieces taken from life in good taste. Other comedy shows on the fringe end up using content based on pure sarcasm or toilet humour in an attempt to appeal to the widest audience possible but ‘Look Alive’ is the show I imagine to be enjoyed by everyone. The best show I saw this year hands down!

Evan Dickinson 101 days ago

Such a warm and inspiring atmosphere. An amazing show with such a talented and confident cast, the best show I’ve seen at the fringe so far! X

Elfreda Tealby-Watson 101 days ago

Sharp and pacey. Saw in preview and already well polished. Not afraid to send up the Footlights own heritage - excellent political sketch...

SharHunt 102 days ago

Great fun. Talented crew. Some quite kooky sketches but all good. Def glad we got tickets.

Murray Sheath 103 days ago

Awesome and very funny!

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Ed Fringe Review (4/5 stars) 97 days ago

An exhibition of humanity’s worst features and that’s exactly why it’s addictive!...

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Chortle (3/5 stars) 101 days ago

Look Alive! is a relentless, noisy hour from excitable bright young things. And while Cambridge Footlights’ heritage creates an almost impossible benchmark, this show meets it in energy, commitment and performance. Unfortunately, though, it doesn’t in jokes. ...

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