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My Village And Other Aliens (Terence Blacker)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2013

There’s only so much you can do with a guitar, a ukulele, a stool and a glass of wine. But from these meagre tools Terence Blacker succeeds in evocatively crafting a whole village: tittering gossips, village perverts and all.  A decidedly more literary than theatrical event, punctuated with witty if forgettable folk songs, Terence paints the life of a writer and his place in the local community. Trying a bit too hard to escape the strait-jacket stereotype of the conceited author, the show consequently veers at times down dangerously dodgy and rather crass roads. Yet, if you like your literary references shoved in by the bucketful, your authors honest, dry and charmingly musical, then Terence’s show is one for you.

Zoo Southside, until 26 Aug, 5.30pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Katharine Wootton]