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John Williams – My Son’s Not Rainman (Team Wonderful)

By | Published on Tuesday 13 August 2013

Autism and comedy are not subjects that you would naturally put together, but John Williams manages to dispel that preconception. This show told a touching story of his relationship with his disabled son in a genuinely heart-warming fashion. Williams had a gentle, humorous approach to the performance that moved effortlessly between light-hearted comedy and poignant emotion. It was refreshing to see the issue of autism, plagued by misunderstanding and prejudice, tackled and addressed with such force and command. A sincere, moving hour that left the audience enlightened and conscious of a disability that, in all honesty, deserves more awareness from the public. Williams has certainly laid the foundations for people to do just that.

Just The Tonic at Bristo Square, until 25 Aug (not 13), 2.50pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Robert McGowan Stuart]