ED2019 4/5 Reviews ED2019 Comedy Reviews ED2019 Reviews

Chris McGlade: Forgiveness (McGlade)

By | Published on Tuesday 27 August 2019

Like the battered cassette player he used to record himself, Chris McGlade’s performance harkens back to an earlier age, stemming as it does from thirty years on the northern club circuit. Despite the stiflingly humid atmosphere, McGlade produced an electrifying performance of naked honesty. Having reiterated the themes on working class life of last year’s ‘Northern Monkey’, he went on to tell the heart-wrenching tale of his father’s murder. What has helped him deal with the tragedy is the black sense of humour he inherited from his father, and though this dreadful incident led McGlade to dark places, it has also led to self-awareness and a new hunger for life. A very moving final poem draws together the themes, and displays his range as a performer.

Laughing Horse @ City Café, run ended
tw rating 4/5 | [Charlie Ellis]