This is probably a perfect example of what the Fringe can do. It’s a very low budget one-man show with no set, which manages to not only work, but to be incredibly funny and clever at the same time. A man sits at a table and reads out a script, which starts out funny, then gradually unfolds to reveal layers of story, and ends up being one of the most intelligent, self-aware pieces you’re likely to see. A lot of this of course is due to the writing – sharp, hilarious – and the poignant, slightly mysterious end leaves one satisfied. But without the brilliant performance of its writer, Fringe legend Daniel Kitson, it would be nothing.
Traverse Theatre, 7-26 Aug, times vary
tw rating 5/5 | Katherine Cunningham