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Amusements By Ikechukwu Ufomadu

By | Published on Monday 21 August 2023

Part of me thinks that I could get more out of the opening lines of Ikechukwu Ufomadu’s show if I could put them into some sort of diagram. But I mean that in good way. Ufomadu is at his best when he is delivering seemingly complex prose in the formal style of a political speech or theatrical soliloquy, yet the substance of what is being said is delightfully silly. Indeed, there is a lot of silliness in this show which nicely contrasts with the delivery and attire. ‘Amusements’ is by no means a conventional stand-up performance and there are segments that leave at least some of the audience as much bemused as amused. But I very much enjoyed my hour in the slightly bizarre world that Ufomadu has constructed.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Chris Cooke]