Peter Antoniou is very warm, intelligent and energetic and his one-man-show is suitable for audiences of all ages, shapes and sizes. He performs playful and charming tricks that – though not necessarily original – are presented in a refreshing new light. Whether Antoniou is mind reading his awestruck audience by exposing their first flings or controlling them as a ventriloquist, this is very stylistically executed and optimised for comedic effect. A lot of laughter also stems from Antoniou’s very personable treatment of the audience, whose attention he commands masterfully throughout. The tricks can be slow in parts, and a little repetitive, but Peter Antoniou is very convincing, and also a very likeable showman.
Sweet Grassmarket, 2-26 Aug (not 18, 25), 3.35pm
tw rating 4/5 | [Nathaniel Meyers]