Saturday 11 August 2012 | By Olivia Sleet
ED2012 Comedy Review: Grant’s True Tales Presents Spark London Storytelling (Grant’s True Tales)
Without question, this show is time well spent. Professional – we assume – storytellers from quite literally all walks of life spend an hour and half mesmerising the audience with tales from their own lives, and in so doing, remind us how intriguing the forgotten art of personal narrative can be. The very range of tales is fantastic, from personal decline to heartbreak, and even the Second World War. The hosting between speakers seems slightly unnecessary and almost shifts the show from heartfelt sentiment to variety show, but nevertheless, sitting for a while – with complimentary whisky, of course – and just listening to the experiences of others in comfort and quiet, turns out to make for an incredibly therapeutic evening.
Riddle’s Court, 4-14 Aug, 5.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Olivia Sleet]