Saturday 18 August 2012 | By

ED2012 Theatre Review: Mark Thomas – Bravo Figaro! (Phil McIntyre Entertainment Ltd)

ED2012 4/5 Reviews ED2012 Theatre Reviews

Mark Thomas relates to us the story of his dad, a rough, hard-grafting, working class builder who likes to listen to opera while he goes about his duties. The act is comic genius, but don’t watch it if you simply want a hilarious routine: this story is at times harrowing and deeply sad, and nothing is held back. Mark Thomas is both down to earth and sympathetic as he tells his story, keeping the audience engaged and laughing. Featuring interviews with members of Thomas’s family and an effective stage set-up, this tale is tied together with a few surprising twists and turns hidden among the hilarity. A must see that stays in your head for days after you’ve seen it.

Traverse Theatre, 3-26 Aug (not 13, 20), times vary.
tw rating 4/5 | [Lauren Houghton]


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