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25 Stories (Alex Watts)

By | Published on Sunday 16 August 2015

25 Stories

Arty-farty, tweed wearing and with a devilish appetite for books, Alex Watts is both theatrical and engaging – think David Tenant in ‘Doctor Who’. Watts shares twenty five entertaining stories, including his own, with sincere passion. The aim? To end all human suffering. The rapid delivery requires constant alertness, as the audience are submerged into a literary storm. Earnest Hemingway told a powerful story in six words but Watts goes ones better! Here, punctuation comes to life and vaginas swallow people. In possession of a folder and a fabulous memory, Watts delivers a mixture of dark and humorous tales. Laughs abound in this show by an assured, funny and intelligent bookworm.

Sweet Grassmarket, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Louise Mason]