First off, I should probably mention that I'm not a huge panto fan and although there's most certainly a heavy panto theme running throughout this DVD, I still quite enjoyed this. However, my laughs only really became "out loud" when one of my favourite characters entered the stage and I heard their voice for the first time in a long time. After that, I found the material to be quite cheap and definately written in a rush.
Where there was the genius in the League's final series of bullied teenage magicians, wife-capturing circus freaks and some really intriguing drama elements, this live show replaces that genius with cheap sexual innuendos, popular references to every day annoyances (there's even a crazy frog joke in there for Christ's sakes!) and some cringe worthy shots of a less-than-enthralled audience.
Please bear in mind that this review is written by a die-hard fan of the TV series and maybe that's where I feel the need to let you know of the inadequacies of this DVD as I expected so much more. It's not all bad though, the "behind the scenes" feature on the DVD is really interesting, the presentation is excellent and the actors do a superb job of managing to bring all our favourite characters together on one disc. It just feels they put more (I'm sure essential) effort into actually making the whole thing work than they did writing the level of original material that only they can.
All in all, you'll either find it not very funny or, as in my case, your expectations will be too high for what's ultimately the League's least original work to date.