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Russell Kane – Manscaping (Avalon Promotions)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2011

Russell Kane is in the middle of a crisis, both in his life and his career. A difficult year, beginning with the collapse of his marriage, has left him struggling with his identity and looking, in his words, “like the aborted triplet of Jedward”. These problems form the crux of his high energy, fast paced show, where he relates the various things that have happened to him in the past 12 months, as he tries to decide what direction his life will take. At times he is very funny, but unfortunately the show is fairly inconsistent, with large amounts of self-searching by Kane which, while probably quite therapeutic for him, doesn’t always lend itself well to comedy.

Pleasance Courtyard, 12 – 26 Aug (not 22), 8.50pm (9.50pm), £15.50 – £17.50, fpp145.
tw rating 3/5