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Andrew Hunter-Murray: Round One (Test Tube Comedy)

By | Published on Saturday 13 August 2016

Andrew Hunter Murray Ed2016

A slightly baffling mish-mash of an excellent concept, daft characters and occasional audience participation, Andrew Hunter-Murray’s debut solo show left me conflicted. I had high hopes for one of the stars of ‘Austentatious’ and the ‘No Such Thing as a Fish’ podcast. And the show itself isn’t bad, it’s just… you can tell he’s new at this. Set in a pub quiz championship final, we’re introduced to characters entirely unrelated to the context. They’ve all got their own quirks, but I’d have loved to see more of quizmaster Tony and his melancholic undertones. Thankfully, a raucous group in the audience helped enliven things, and in reality Hunter-Murray was at his best when he was riffing with his audience and going off script.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Daisy Malt]