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Drunk Lion (Chris Davis / Free Festival)

By | Published on Sunday 10 August 2014

A one man show about getting drunk with a Mexican lion? Yes, it’s as weird as it sounds, but it’s also incredibly compelling. Chris Davis performs this homage to his time spent in Mexico with wit, poignancy and a flair for the absurd. His style of storytelling is cheeky and amusing, although there are points which could be developed further and paced more effectively. This show also manages to include personable philosophy, which feels natural and logically conclusive. He engages gently and amenably with his audience, responding to their unpredictable replies with good humour and genuine interest. An excellent and thought-provoking show which makes a metaphor come alive.

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