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Jamie Demetriou – People Day (The Invisible Dot Ltd)

By | Published on Monday 5 August 2013

Jamie Demetriou played a number of engaging, twisted and hilarious characters in this intimate performance. An oversized choir boy ready to pop, and an absent father who never quite got the hang of party games, are amongst his bizarre creations. This is not character comedy that relies on imitating stereotypes, and is all the stronger for abandoning any clichés. Demetriou’s own amicable character shone through, particularly when lamenting his place in a porta-cabin just outside Pleasance Courtyard. It’s a great porta-cabin though, and this is great comedy, which makes you wish more of the world was populated with people quite this messed up. Plus, there’s enough going on in the interludes between characters to guarantee there’s never a dull moment.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug (not 12), 7.00pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Jonathan Mayo]