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Kieran Hodgson – Flood (Live Nation and United Agents Present)

By | Published on Thursday 15 August 2013

A flooded village, a damaged dam and a police inspector that can’t seem to speak without singing: Gainsborough is a bunting-filled hell on earth. And that’s before you meet the rest of its inhabitants, all of whom are hilariously and frankly horrifyingly brought to life by Kieran Hodgson, in this tour-de-force character comedy. ‘Hot Fuzz’ crossed with ‘Les Mis’, the show’s momentum never falters, as Hodgson skilfully leaps from persona to persona with an energy that defies logic. Once or twice such pace makes the story slightly hard to follow – but Hodgson’s exceptional talent means this hardly matters. Brilliantly observed and impressively performed, ‘Flood’ almost overflows with entertainment.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 26 Aug (not 15), 5.40pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Sarah Richardson]