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Ennio Marchetto – The Living Paper Cartoon (Glynis Henderson Productions Ltd)

By | Published on Sunday 17 August 2014

There’s nothing like seeing a lycra-clad man in a paper Bonnie Tyler costume, mouthing along to ‘Holding Out For A Hero’, to remind you that the Fringe is a pretty odd place. The first practitioner of origami cabaret I’ve ever seen, Ennio Marchetto stitches together a fast-paced show with some outstandingly quick changes. There is a definite point, around the fifteen to twenty minute mark, when you realise that, yes, this man miming to songs while wearing paper outfits is going to be the entire show. If you make it past that, you’ll be fine. Marchetto keeps the energy high and is a fabulous mover, though the shtick definitely starts to wear a little thin towards the end of the hour.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 15 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Jon Stapley]