Quirkiness, wit and a sort of endearing awkwardness, this one-man show had it all. Ed Eales-Whites’ character sketch show is an original, featuring English stereotypes with a difference. There’s the creepy guy who kills the laughter in a pub conversation by revealing his strange obsessions; a pompous, artsy writer who has written a nonsense play about vultures and a poem-writing pigeon. Weird, but surprisingly wonderful. He keeps it creative by mixing things up, coming up with strange, unexpected punch lines and inevitably, some slightly uncomfortable audience involvement. Probably because of its peculiarity, the show received a mixed audience reaction, but it suited my sense of humour perfectly, and I was giggling throughout.
Pleasance Courtyard, 1-27 Aug (not 13), 5.45pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Grace Hardy]