ThreeWeeks – Edinburgh, August 2011

The Noise Next Door is a high-energy improv troupe whose talents are impressively varied; ‘Their Finest Hour’ combines comic songs, sketch and even ballet, along with a healthy dose of cheesy puns. Even the methods by which they glean audience suggestions are assorted and ingenious; in addition to the usual calling-out of words, the audience is asked to draw pictures and, at one point, donate a text message as inspiration for the next routine. The collective is witty and sharp throughout, and a delight to watch. Its members clearly enjoy being on stage and their marvellously self-conscious style, which consists largely in taking the piss out of each other, has the audience in stitches. A very fine hour indeed.