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Rhys Mathewson – The Best £10 You’ll Ever Spend (Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent)

By | Published on Tuesday 6 August 2013

Armed with some velcro pound signs and a mop of hair that would wreak havoc if it came into contact with them, Rhys Mathewson makes an instantly engaging figure in his first Fringe appearance. The fast-talking Kiwi, who describes himself as “like a puppy with keys”, bounds enthusiastically through stories which nod to his New Zealand origins, with his McDonald’s Haka a particular high. Sometimes he doesn’t seem totally comfortable with the vehicle he’s driving, and the show’s framing device – an audience member attaching a pound to a bathmat for every laugh – feels unnecessarily distracting. But even if it isn’t quite yet the best £10 you’ve spent, you’ll still be glad you did. Mathewson is a name that’s likely to stick.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug (not 13), 7.15pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Sarah Richardson]