REVIEW: Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, until Saturday, November 22.

How can just three people create such comic chaos? Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense really is a remarkable night at the theatre.

Maybe, just maybe, it’s a little bit too self-consciously clever at the start as James Lance’s Wooster explains he’s just about to re-enact - with the help of John Gordon Sinclair’s Jeeves and Robert Goodale as butler Seppings - one of the mapcap convoluted escapades only he, Bertie Wooster, is capable of.

And there are moments in the first half where the whole thing just doesn’t quite grab.

But after the interval, the daftness of it all is utterly charming as the three actors quite brilliantly create a world of total nuttiness before our eyes, a range of characters thwarting Wooster at every turn in a plot too bonkers to relate.

There’s plenty of fun with characters disappearing under beds, with over-life size threats and an hilarious battle not to be dragged out of the window - all, just as promised, perfect nonsense but all demonstrating an astonishing level of stagecraft from our terrific trio.

Phil Hewitt