The Song of Lunch (rating 5/5) Robert Bathurst was a barely known performer until landing the career-changing part of management consultant David Marsden in Mike Bullen’s ITV series Cold Feet. Here he plays a similar role, as a rejected and shambolic former husband anticipating and experiencing a reunion lunch with his ex-wife at a favourite […]
Fred MacAulay and John Moloney (rating 4/5) With a Scottish and an English comedian pairing up in front of a largely domestic audience one might have expected a few cross-border wisecracks. Neither chose that option, nor did they perform as a double act, each preferring their own routines and denying us the prospect of some […]
Manchester in the 80s, three 18-year-old undergraduates move into a house and start a friendship that will last for years, not that there is any suggestion that it will last longer than a week at first.
Liam Withnail: Home Boy (rating 2/5) Billed as one of Scotland’s most exciting comedians, Liam Withnail came highly recommended. On this first outing he’s got a lot to prove. An hour of lacklustre anecdotes, some touching on sensitive issues such as gun crime, left my half of the audience in near silence. Withnail comes across […]
There’s a wealth of comedy talent on show at the Fringe. VLADIMIR MCTAVISH offers some of his favourites GARETH MUTCH WANTS MUTCH MORE Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre, Rose Street 8.30pm Gareth Mutch has been around for a few years now, so it is surprising to find out how young he still is. His stage presence and […]