ED2014 2/5 Reviews ED2014 Spoken Word Reviews

Stand-Up Tragedy (Stand-Up Tragedy / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Friday 22 August 2014

Fringe exhaustion kicking in? Can’t stand another hour of one man and a microphone, desperate to make you laugh? ‘Stand-Up Tragedy’ is a show for those tired of jokes. A combination of poetry and storytelling, this show has real potential, but their general premise of “tragedy” just feels too vague to create a cohesive show. This meant our evening veered from a gentle story about Countdown and playing word games with your nan, to an odd ode to fennel. Hannah Chutzpah was a highlight, however, with a lovely poem about the need to ask for permission. With a different line up every night, there are bound to be some genuine joys (or sorrows) in this show just not the night I was there.

Banshee Labyrinth, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Gemma Scott]