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Christopher Bliss: Captain Words Eye (Berk’s Nest in association with United Agents)

By | Published on Thursday 11 August 2022

Christopher Bliss – character creation of Rob Carter – is back and he’s looking for a new career path in this steady if repetitive hour of comedy. Carter imbues “Shropshire’s worst writer” with a level of self-assurance that’s pitched just right to make him a man to root for, winning the audience over easily. The show’s loose premise hangs on some brilliant bits of writing, as Christopher Bliss asserts he can pen novellas, prose, and reviews (no comment on that last one). These set pieces stand out more than his tried and tested novel format, which after a while can threaten to feel one note. However, Blissy gives Shakespeare’s sonnets a hilarious shakedown, which is a highlight of the hour.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Louise Jones]