Tucked away next to the food court, Josh Seigal gives an accessible introduction to poetry in ‘We All Love Llamas!’, as part of the Free Fringe. Seigal is a capable, confident performer – leaping and bounding around so that he’s interesting to watch, as well as listen to. His poetry is all fairly similar: fun, bouncy pieces about school, pirates and mangoes that wouldn’t seem too out of place in a modern children’s anthology. The audience are encouraged to join in with certain pieces, but the poet seemed slightly dismissive during direct audience interaction, asking questions but not really waiting for an answer. It’s a likeable show with a worthy cause, though there is quite a lack of actual llama material.
Princes Mall, 4-25 Aug (Not 6, 13, 20), 2.15pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Holly Close]