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Diane Spencer – Power Tool (Difunny.co.uk)

By | Published on Friday 28 August 2015

Diane Spencer

Diane Spencer is a likable presence right from the start of her show. She draws the audience in and introduces the two narratives that make up ‘Power Tool’, intertwining them effortlessly throughout. Firstly, as the name suggests, there’s been a lot of D.I.Y. over the last 14 months, as she fixed up her new house. Though it’s the second topic, of agreeing to write a one-woman show for ‘celebrity’ Nancy Dell’Olio, that leads us into more promising material. The hour starts slowly, but once it really gets going Spencer doesn’t hold back on the laughs, the climactic final third featuring a genuinely hilarious puppet routine. It’s an entertaining show and another well-formed hour from this award winning comedian.

Gilded Balloon, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Ben Shannon]