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James Sherwood – I Fed My Best Friend Her Favourite Cow (Best Medicine Management)

By | Published on Sunday 14 August 2011

As a show that convincingly argues that the terms ‘good’ and ‘bad’ are obsolete, Sherwood sneakily avoids such categorisation himself. He begins with muscle-clenching awkwardness to an unresponsive crowd on his exploration into the meaning of these terms. Shifting awkwardly from stand-up to scripted digressions, Sherwood seemed nervous. That said, he was performing to a wee crowd in the Wee Room, and once on the keyboard, both he and the audience relaxed. He utilises music to ingenious ends, and it’s sometimes unexpectedly witty and funny, as well as skilfully played and sung. His surprisingly spectacular finale, gloriously mixing good and bad musically, exhibits Sherwood’s talent as a musician and comedian. But is it good or bad…?

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3 – 28 Aug (not 16, 23), 3.15pm (4.15pm), £7.00 – £8.00, fpp95.
tw rating 3/5