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The Bridge That Tom Built (Flanagan Collective in association with C)

By | Published on Thursday 22 August 2013

Dominic Allen presents a one-man show that tells the life story of the notorious Thomas Paine.  His enthusiasm, historical accuracy and witty remarks throughout the performance make for a delightful, entertaining and interesting depiction of the famous historical character. Allen brings history to life, successfully developing the character of Paine throughout the hour-long show. We travel through Paine’s early life in 18th century England, his journey to the New Land of America and his distribution of the powerful “Common Sense” pamphlet, before observing his involvement in the French Revolution and imprisonment in Paris. Effortlessly switching between characters, Allen should be commended on his variety of impersonations and his constant passion throughout the show. A must see for those who love a bit of historical variety in their Fringe programme!

C, until 26 Aug, 7.10pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Sarah Virgo]