With a slick and clever parody of pop culture based at a fictitious festival the likes of which Glastonbury could only wish to aspire to, Thomas Nelstrop is definitely making his mark with his debut Edinburgh fringe show. This well developed character entertains the audience with greatly skilled impressions (his Jools Holland is particularly hilarious), and fantastically witty songs mocking the styles of many well-known artists, a personal favourite being Jimmi Hendrix “before he could play guitar”… I so often find this type of show fails to hit the spot, but Thomas Nelstrop clearly demonstrates a flair for comedic performing which he pulls off with enviable panache. A headliner of a show. Rock On Thom.
Pleasance Courtyard, 1-27 Aug (not 14), 4.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Simon Thornton]