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Chris Dugdale – Sleightly Dishonest (Something For The Weekend)

By | Published on Tuesday 25 August 2015

Chris Dugdale

Clearly talented at what he does, Chris Dugdale presents an hour of deception and sleight of hand, and certainly manages to captivate the majority of the audience throughout the show, despite a lack of jaw-dropping moments. Dugdale is professional in his approach, and occasionally impressive in his delivery, but he simply doesn’t come across as likeable. His assistant offers a refreshing change of pace, if only to take away from the overpowering smugness of the host. The milking of almost every applause break became tiring and repetitive, and this was reflected in a few expectant looks from the audience. The narrative arc of the show is different, at least, but it doesn’t do enough to distract from the forced feel of the hour.

Assembly George Square Studios, until 31 Aug
tw rating 2/5 | [Ben Shannon]