The cravat-wearing, stupendously debonair Thom Tuck can hardly put a foot wrong. One-third of dearly beloved sketch troupe The Penny Dreadfuls, and a deserving nominee of Foster’s Best Newcomer Award after his sensational solo show last year, Tuck is one of the Fringe’s consistently magnificent performers. Luckily, despite its crazed title, ‘…Flips Out’ did not represent a sudden, negative slip in condition, but rather a positive alteration in structure. Whereas Tuck’s debut hour was unerringly focussed on one major project, its confident successor was thrillingly unconstrained, darting from one brilliant observation to another with only minor connections between each. Tuck was clearly revelling in the creative freedom that the change provided, and the audience were in fits of laughter throughout.
Pleasance Dome, 1-27 Aug (not 12), 8.10pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Joseph Fleming]