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Matt Roper – Wilfredo Deconstructed (Matt Roper / Heroes PWYW)

By | Published on Thursday 7 August 2014

Wilfredo is a sexual animal. A tomcat, a stallion, a bull… and a flower-throwing “romantic singer” with an infectious twinkle in his eye. He’s also a short-trousered, buck-toothed, hip-wiggling, phlegm-filled lothario, who somehow navigates the fine line between sinister and lovable, alternately wooing and berating his audience. From the moment I enter what could be the rankest smelling Fringe venue, I feel like a valued part of the show, though he does require you to work for it. In return, we get a series of nasally heartfelt musical numbers (with truly beautiful acoustic guitar from Uncle Iggy), bizarre anecdotes and, thankfully, incense burning. A weird but truly wonderful 50 minutes of musical amusement.

Heroes @ The Hive, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Laura Kidd]