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Nathan Penlington – Uri And Me

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2011

Nathan Penlington’s po-faced performance mixes comedy with occasional magic. More of a lecture on Uri Geller than a stand-up gig, his deeply researched project is a bizarrely riveting hour — I never thought I’d get myself so caught up in the story of Uri’s life, but Penlington draws his audience in with quick cutting humour and an endearingly open persona that’s enhanced by the intimacy of the venue. His tricks, though fairly standard, aren’t the dull hyperbolic performances many of his peers employ, and one still has me scratching my head as to how it was done. Quickly building a great rapport with his audience, this hour with Penlington is a good way to spend a rainy afternoon.

Udderbelly’s Pasture, 3 – 29 Aug (not 15), 4.10pm (5.10pm), £8.50 – £10.50, fpp124.
tw rating 3/5