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Bob Downe – 20 Golden Greats (Phil McIntyre Entertainments)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2011

If you’ve never heard of Bob Downe, then the cheesy poster and title might put you off the show. It would be a great shame. For although the show is equally as cheesy and cringe-worthy, you’ll find it difficult not to laugh, no matter how hard you try to fight it (believe me, I’ve tried; it can’t be done). From his hilarious singing of karaoke classics to perving on innocent audience members, the wig-donning, make-up-plastered, colourfully camp Downe had the audience falling about with laughter. What holds their attention most is Downe’s relentless energy and pizzazz emitted throughout his performance – a sign of dedication to his art, however silly he may look.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3 – 29 Aug (not 16, 25), 8.00pm (9.00pm), £10.50 – £14.00, fpp50.
tw rating 4/5