A stand up routine that is both funny and genuinely touching is a rare thing, but Aidan Goatley has achieved it here, as he explores a topic we can all sympathise with: the difficulty of communicating with parents. Through many amusing anecdotes he informs us of how he connected with his father (‘a man’s man’) through trips to the cinema to see a diverse range of films, from John Wayne classics to more recent 3D ventures. The show includes clips of Goatley’s own takes on some of these well-known movies, featuring a special canine guest star, and with a few serious moments along with a barrage of funny ones, this show is a great example of family-friendly humour.
The Voodoo Rooms, 6-25 Aug (not 14), 2.40pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Lauren Houghton]