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Robin Ince’s Blooming Buzzing Confusion (Robin Ince)

By | Published on Monday 11 August 2014

Robin Ince has at least six times more material than this hour-long show allows for. Sometimes it seems his mouth works faster than his brain, while his brain works faster than the brains of his audience members. In what is ostensibly a show about the aforementioned human brain, he jumps from particle physics to Brian Blessed impressions, frenetically pacing the stage. He’s constantly near-purple with fury or shaking with excitement – Ince seems to have no middle ground. Towards the end he speeds up dramatically, desperately trying to fit in the 400 ideas still bouncing around his brain. He repeatedly berates himself for the weird, unpredictable nature of the show, but this is actually what makes it so exciting. His fascination and curiosity are infectious: I’m off to read some Carl Sagan.

The Stand III and IV, until 12 Aug.
tw rating 4/5