Struck By Lightning is the latest foray into the realm of stand-up comedy by Owen O’Neill, a man who transcends performance genres, flirting with acting, writing, poetry and indeed, stand-up. This set, as the title suggests, tells the story of O’Neill being struck by lightning in his youth and how it has affected him since. In truth, this is not a straightforward comedy routine, more an amalgamation of comedy and one-man theatre, with O’Neill displaying his acting skills by taking on the roles of those who have had a bearing on his life. He does this with an infectious energy that, in the hands of a someone with less experience, could become tiresome.
The Assembly Rooms, 3-26 Aug (not 13), 7.30pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [David O'Connor]