‘Michael Jackson Touched Me’ explores Dan Wright’s lifelong obsession with Michael Jackson, his endeavour to overcome this complex, and to finally beat it. This is the first solo show by Wright, best known for playing Little Cook in Cbeebies show ‘Big Cook, Little Cook’, and an attempt to appeal to an older demographic. This amounts to him dancing like MJ, abusing those who questioned the singer’s character and a lot of time making fun of himself. Describing the show as ‘bad’, whether in the positive or negative sense, would be an exaggeration, however; the show makes for an enjoyable hour, although sometimes the lengthy stories detract from the jokes and more punchlines are needed.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 2-26 Aug, 9.30pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Conor Riordan]