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Richard Digance (Richard Digance)

By | Published on Monday 12 August 2013

From the very moment we walked into the performance area, Richard Digance’s charismatic personality filled the room, as he sat in the audience cracking jokes. Beginning with a forced encore from Digance himself, the show carried on in a similar vein, as the singer wittily explained the events that inspired his folk-comedy songs. Digance called for much audience participation, at one point making half the audience act like seagulls and at another forcing them to give him seven encores in a row. Through all the joking, however, it was easy to see how much Digance appreciated both his audience and the chance to perform in Edinburgh. Sharp, funny and incredibly magnetic, Digance is set to give many more unique and entertaining performances.

New Town Theatre, until 25 Aug (not 9, 10), 8.45pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Helena Wadia]