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Dear Ray (Max Dickins / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2013

The show is linked by a series of letters from a 70 year old bookshop owner to comedian Max Dickins. Though the letters are funny, as the glue holding this routine together they’re a little weak, often disrupting Dickins’ rhythm, rather than providing structure. Dickins is a young comedian with bags of potential. He’s at his best when his material has a little bite; his spot on critique of his own audience was at once scathing and affectionate. A tricky line to walk, yet he did so with aplomb. Once he settles on a tone and hones his skill, he will be big; for now, he’ll provide you with more than enough laughs to justify an hour of your time.

The Banshee Labyrinth, until 24 Aug (not 19), 9.00pm.
tw rating 3/5 [Andrew Leask]