The concept of Storytellers’ Club is simple. Three nights per week during the festival, the affable Australian Sarah Bennetto assembles a unique combination of comedians to regale audience members with diverting anecdotes based upon a chosen subject – on this occasion, adventure. The raconteurs are encouraged to divulge secrets that have rarely, if ever, been revealed on stage, which guarantees ticket buyers a special ninety minutes of entertainment. Due to its revolving line-up and refusal to stick to one theme, Storytellers’ Club cannot be reviewed definitively after a single viewing. However, if Bennetto remains such a charming host and selects her guests as judiciously as this evening, the show will quickly become a word-of-mouth success.
Pleasance Courtyard, 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25 Aug, 10.00pm.
tw rating: 3/5 | [Joseph Fleming]