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Adrian Minkowicz: Tango Tales (Double The Bet / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Thursday 16 August 2018

One thing about doing a comedy storytelling routine about the tango is that, even here at the Fringe, the field is pretty clear. So, we have a show which is part storytelling, part performance, as Minkowicz punctuates the spoken word with three tango standards played on an acoustic guitar. It’s also informative, as he explains the meaning of the songs, the roots of tango and the passion it inspires in his homeland (and why that makes ‘Strictly’, in his view, somewhat ludicrous). There is a twist, of course, in the tale – effectively the punchline – and it’s something of a let down, possibly a language thing that makes it come off more mean-spirited than intended. Otherwise, engaging and amusing stuff.

Banshee Labyrinth, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]