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Dan Simpson: Worried Face Emoji (Dan Simpson / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Saturday 18 August 2018

After the success of ‘Artificial Ineloquence’, Dan Simpson returns to explore a different side of our technological era. This stand-up poetry show weaves its way through the quirks and absurdities of the English language by tackling its yellow-faced competitor: the emoji. Funny yet thought-provoking, Simpson skilfully balances comedy with verse, dipping in and out of fast-paced poems. This is complemented by a series of amusing visuals, juxtaposing spoken language with our newest form of visual communication…namely the peach and aubergine emojis. Incorporating captivating character acting and rhythmical verse, whilst exploring personal stories along the way, the audience were engaged throughout. In a time where communication is so often reduced to memes on Instagram, this show will give you something to talk about.

Banshee Labyrinth, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Ella Dorman-Gajic]