The Duke of Edinburgh is back in town with a bloody good show. George Telfer’s caricature of Prince Phillip is uncanny; from a mastery of his bumbling tone, to a staggering grasp of his mannerisms, to a curious failure to adjust to the times, this is exactly how you imagine Phillip to be behind closed doors. Telfer embellishes his life story with a witty script, finding comedy in his historical inability to keep his mouth shut and the readiness of the Tabloids to prey on his gaffes. Making good use of an awkward room and audio excerpts as well as the national anthem, this is an unmissable hour of dramatic monologue, littered with Philip’s most memorable and hilarious slip-ups.
Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 2-11 Aug, 6.30pm
tw rating 4/5 | [Nathaniel Meyers]