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Do Not Take Advice From This Man – Jim Smallman And Friends – Free (Best Medicine Management / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Sunday 14 August 2011

As a scrawny, self-conscious young gentleman, who owns the entire discography of the piano-driven rock band Keane, including b-sides and rarities, I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy this contender for the festival’s most stereotypically masculine chat show. Presented by the gruff but endearing northerner Jim Smallman – a testosterone-fuelled, heavily tattooed geezer in a plaid shirt – and taking place in a traditional pub with sports memorabilia plastered on the ceiling, Smallman chatted about moustache growth, mother-in-law assassination, the Jaguar X-type’s fuel economy, and his own conception on a mattress in a Ford Escort van in Leicester. If you worship the Gallagher brothers, and say “banter” frequently and without irony, you will enjoy this. If not, you probably will too.

Globe, 6 – 27 Aug (not 17), 2.15pm (3.15pm), free, fpp67.
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