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The Colour Ham (Colour Ham)

By | Published on Thursday 15 August 2013

The bizarre show title doesn’t give much away, but all becomes clear once you actually witness the utter madness that is ‘The Colour Ham’. A magnificent mix of magic, mind tricks and comedy sketches, laughs are abundant from start to finish, with even the performers struggling to keep straight faces. Colin McLeod’s mentalist tricks and Kevin McMahon’s magic are impressive, and the comedy character provided by Gavin Oattes is a triumph, adding an element of originality to the set. It’s ridiculously unpredictable, and always a surprise to see where the next joke is going to come from. As for the finale, well…you’ll just have to wait and see. A hilarious (if slightly odd) hour or so, and one of the highlights of the 2013 Fringe.

Just the Tonic at The Caves, until 24 Aug (not 12-15, 19-22), 7.45pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Stephanie Gray]