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Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: Dreamboat (Off The Kerb Productions)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2019

Considered one of the rising talents of Scottish comedy, Christopher Macarthur-Boyd produced an adept performance here, tackling cultural dislocation and adulthood. His themes of living in an area experiencing gentrification and moving away from his parents hardly pushed the frontiers of comedy but his storytelling was adroit – his range of voices adding much to his retelling. Only during a dispensable segment on own brand cereals did the performance drag. Though young he’s already a skilled performer who, rather than being put off by the bleed through from a musical next door, made an amusing feature of it. He also successfully rescued a fluffed punch line. As his range of life experience expands and deepens I’m sure he’ll make even more of an impact.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Charlie Ellis]