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Richard Sandling Performs Music And Comedy As Pot Pourri And Does Some Poetry As Spak Whitman (Richard Sandling / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

At first you might mistake Richard Sandling for his own techie – so intent is he on being self-sufficient, he acts as a special guest twice in his own show. He first features as failed folk-rock star Pot Pourri, and then as thug-poet Spak Whitman, whose powerful poems are a touch on the too serious side, but still show a wonderfully distinct character. Acting as himself and his own compere, Sandling understands he has to work hard and coaxes surprising enthusiasm from even the smallest of afternoon crowds, never missing an opportunity to make us laugh. The show’s format means we get the benefits of a variety show but still get to spend the whole hour with the quick-witted Sandling.

The Canon’s Gait, 6 – 28 Aug (not 18), 2.25pm (3.25pm), free, fpp140.
tw rating 3/5