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Eric’s Tales Of The Sea – A Submariner’s Tale (Eric)

By | Published on Friday 19 August 2011

People say we are merely the sum of our experiences. If this is so, then retired submariner Eric is streets ahead of many others. His ‘Tales Of The Sea’ is a series of autobiographical anecdotes delivered in a refreshing and heart-warming style, a genuinely charming presentation of character-building pranks, in which spearing gutted fish is just the beginning. Eric’s show has been a much-loved part of the Fringe since 2008 and I can see why: there is a lovely combination of shark tales, buckets and barbecues on nuclear submarines, and it’s perfect for anyone interested in glimpsing a dangerous world within our world that is far removed from their own. Eric is a gifted storyteller with a love of suspense, and good humour in buckets.

Just The Tonic at The Caves, 4 – 28 Aug (not 17 or 22), 3.10pm (4.10pm), £8.50 – £9.50
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