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Richard Herring – Lord Of The Dance Settee

By | Published on Wednesday 6 August 2014

Richard Herring wants the critics to know that he doesn’t have a theme this year. He’s earned the right to make his own rules after twenty-three years at the Fringe, and here he offers up a delightful collection of miscellany: from the shame of picking fights with small children, to a feel-good finale that neatly works the eponymous settee into a self-referential bit of slapstick. Herring’s observations occasionally descend into ranting and the audience are left wondering where it’s all going; the answer is generally nowhere, but that’s ok, because he’s so zealously entertaining that I leave with one of those warm, fuzzy feelings, chuckling at the baffling but hilarious concept of a viscous Alsatian.

Assembly George Square Theatre, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Laura Gavin]