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Alfie Moore – Viva Alf’s Vegas (Phil McIntyre Entertainments)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2013

As a police constable, it was always going to be easy for Moore to keep his audience quiet.  However, it wasn’t just fear of incarceration that kept us on the edge of our seats; he delivered a performance with great sensitivity, understated authority and gentle humour. As he delivered a story that says a lot about today’s society, Moore’s recollections of his gambling addiction were told with humility and emotion, with room left over for some well-timed jokes. By the time the show had reached its conclusion, the imposing comic had made some significant arguments about the dangers of gambling alongside alcohol and other drugs. For a story so touching, Moore admirably managed to hold his poker face throughout.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug, 9.50pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Robert McGowan Stuart]