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John Hegley Family Word Ship

By | Published on Monday 8 August 2011

Effortlessly funny and informative, John Hegley appears on stage armed with nothing but a school projector, ukulele and a trolley full of his slides and stories about portable tellys in blankets biting repair men. With his ruffled suit and thick glasses, Hegley resembles the classic unbothered teacher, leading the crowd through his show of ‘alphabetic disorder’ teaching us about everything from the Daleks to Hamsters in jam jars: I’ve never once before been so interested in the humble guillemot. Although this is a children’s show, Hegley is funny enough to make even the old and tired laugh with his wit, poetry, songs, and general aura of despair. Children or not, I urge you to get your ticket.

Pleasance Courtyard, 3 – 18 Aug, 4.10pm (5.10pm), £9.00 – £12.00, fpp100
tw rating 4/5