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Gary Little, The Thing Is (Gary Little)

By | Published on Saturday 9 August 2014

The thing is, Gary Little is a big, muscular Glaswegian who’s done proper jail time. When he brings this up, it’s not directly a warning to reviewers but, well, let’s press on…A big stage presence and a properly good, crude storyteller, Little paints vivid comedic vignettes, peppered with wry observational detail and fine Glasgow banter. In between a strong start and finish, the tales are a little uneven in quality, with a bit about a (not very) romantic encounter in Sao Paulo proving strangely predictable. It’s not quite a coherent, consistent hour, but there is some cracking stuff here. Respect is particularly due for a genuinely funny (and genuinely inoffensive) Auschwitz yarn. Now that really is a thing.

The Stand, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]