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Tyke Rider – A Yorkshire Lass’s Driving Adventure From The City Of Angels To Graceland Via The Big Easy (Nadia Brooks / Free Festival)

By | Published on Saturday 3 August 2013

Sweet solo travelogue by journalist Nadia Brooks about her 6000 mile trip across the south of America. We get bucolic childhood reflections, bucolic praise of America – and less bucolic encounters with menacing eccentrics. She punctuates her story with voice clips from her nan and hosts, and felt-tip drawings of whimsical fantasies. The show heavily relies on puns and 80s cultural references from America and Sheffield – Alan Bennett and Jabberwocky, Knight Rider and Elvis – her comparisons of epic California and mundane Yorkshire are nice. She uneasily walks the line between spoken word and very gentle stand-up, reading from a script throughout and stumbling through slow bits, but goes out on a big spiritual science thought. Really sunny, for a Sun journalist.

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, The Comedy Bus, until 7 Aug, 10.00am.
tw rating 3/5 | [Gavin Leech]