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Thom Tuck Goes Straight To DVD (Turlygod)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

‘Straight-to-DVD’ Disney movies: it’s an unusual topic for a young, male performer, but dealt with as Thom Tuck does – with intelligence, irony and additional levels of impassioned annoyance and tragicomedy – they make for an inspired and hugely entertaining show. Thom, from successful comedy group ‘The Penny Dreadfuls,’ demonstrates his pedigree in character acting but also that he has the charm and winning comic ability to go solo. Referencing the many times he has been left heartbroken, Thom draws subtle parallels between how Disney has let him down and the reality that life itself is not how Walt would have intended, allowing for an endearing show that has the audience laughing in agreement, despite perhaps not comprehending every Disney reference.

Pleasance Dome, 3 – 28 Aug (not 21), 8.10pm (9.10pm), £8.00 – £10.00, fpp158.
tw rating 4/5