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Alasdair Beckett-King: The Alasdair Beckett-King Mysteries (Mick Perrin Worldwide)

By | Published on Friday 25 August 2017

Proving you don’t need to swear to get laughs, Alasdair Beckett-King’s debut show is a wonderful hour of gentle comedy that would feel at home on Radio 4. Welcoming us, the two sides of his family – the Becketts and the Kings – to the show, what he examines are less “mysteries” and more just diverse topics. He covers health and safety posters from communist Romania, dictators and their pets, the problem with cartoon chickens on chicken restaurant signs, and why bacon and Hitler are the two worst things about being a vegan. In other hands this could feel like just a disparate collection of subjects, but Beckett-King has an ease that makes this a thoroughly enjoyable, positive and uplifting hour.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Richard Levinson]