“Where’s Gary, the guy who is meant to be here?” shouts an audience member, twenty minutes into the show. He meant Barry I’m sure! Barry succeeded in fooling his audience. Barry is late, in bed to be exact, as we see on film. A variety of different characters and personalities grace the stage as we watch Barry make his way through Edinburgh with some interesting detours. The use of film is brilliant and innovative, providing a constant connection between the real Barry and his audience. Although some sketches drag ever so slightly, this merely maintains an impatient audience, feeding into the whole concept of the show. A confrontational, energetic and fantastic piece of character comedy.
Gilded Balloon at Third Door, 1-26 Aug, 7.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Alice Taylor]