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Tommy Holgate – Good Spirits (Pay What You Want)

By | Published on Sunday 4 August 2013

Describing what this show is proves rather difficult (mainly because I’m not entirely sure Holgate himself even knows): Part life-class, part musical, and even featuring some Taoism and aromatherapy, ‘Good Spirits’ is predominantly Holgate’s story. Sadly, despite an engaging amount of charm and intelligence, a lack of direction and polish fail to raise this to something more than just a pleasant rambling experience. His jokes, when they do come, are a series of rapid-fired one liners varying from exceedingly clever to rather cheesy, but the laughter is sparse. Though weirdly I did leave glad I’d had a peak into Holgate’s world and in some ways I think maybe that’s all he’s after.

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tw rating 2/5 | [Andrew Pollard]