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Adam Strauss – The Mushroom Cure (Adam Strauss)

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Intensely gripping, irreducibly psychedelic and emotionally charged, sometimes it seems that words simply cannot do justice to the atmosphere of a performance. As several unsuspecting members of the audience meandered in late, they found themselves instantaneously immersed in Adam Strauss’s tale of transformation. Averting their attention from this point onwards was impossible. There really aren’t many more naturally gifted storytellers than Strauss – his technique is almost as hypnotic as the mushrooms he’s so very fond of. Describing in depth the sheer uncontrollability of his obsessive-compulsive disorder, this is pretty serious stuff, so may not be for everyone. Though, as the comic himself points out, “If nothing else, this afternoon you will learn to make powerfully psychedelic drugs with household items”.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug, 3.50pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Ankur Anil Shah]