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Alexander Fox: Ringo (Alexander Fox)

By | Published on Sunday 20 August 2017

Alexander Fox tells us towards the end of ‘Ringo’ that he rewrote this show in July and, unfortunately, it shows. It starts promisingly, with a sketch about that advert with the drumming gorilla, but once the show proper starts it’s not quite sure what it’s trying to be: part homage to The Beatles’ drummer; part exhibition of Fox’s self-taught drumming; part story of forming a band at his private school; and part parody of the movie ‘Whiplash’. It has its moments, and I left appreciating Ringo Starr’s drumming more than before, but it felt baggy, especially during sketches that crowbarred in impressions rather than advancing the story. There’s a good show in here somewhere but Fox hasn’t found it yet.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Richard Levinson]