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Not The Messiah (Three’s Company)

By | Published on Saturday 10 August 2013

You don’t have to be a fan of Monty Python to enjoy this absolutely brilliant and moving play about the tumultuous life of late group member Graham Chapman. The script and performance managed to be both laugh-out-loud funny and utterly captivating, even bringing a tear to my eye. You’d be forgiven for mistaking George Telfer for Chapman himself, thanks to his accurate and emotionally honest and poignant retelling of Chapman’s life, in which he battled alcoholism, cancer and homophobia. With Telfer playing all the characters, often several in the same scene, this show has a complex format, but it worked well due to his considered and talented portrayal of every person. An incredible show.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 24 Aug, 1.00pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Victoria Beardwood]