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Jonny Lennard – Tale Blazer (So Comedy by arrangement with Troika)

By | Published on Friday 8 August 2014

Edinburgh newcomer Jonny Lennard uses his first solo show to right the many wrongs of children’s literature. He spends much of the show dissecting classic children’s stories, as well as his own, though his hilarious critical commentary says more about his own upbringing than anything else. His cool, calm persona and delivery provide the bulk of the show’s humour, which is only interrupted by a barrage of one-liners late into the show. Ultimately, the show lacks the insight that one might hope for, focusing too heavily on Lennard’s own issues. But as a performer, Lennard is confident and collected, happily waiting for the audience to catch up to his trail of thought before delving into something else.

Assembly George Square Studios, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [James McColl]