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Joel Dommett – Conquer (Off The Kerb)

By | Published on Sunday 23 August 2015

Joel Dommett

In his fifth Fringe show, Joel Dommett uses a wobbly narrative to showcase ‘Conquer’, a show built around his modified approach to finding love. Dommett describes his fervid attempts to find the love of his life – a woman he saw on the tube – something that was well publicised on social media. His performance is forceful, from the moment he barrels through the door and onto the stage. This glowing exuberance is one thing, but the sidetracking into lacklustre personal tales fails to impress. He tries exceedingly hard to make the audience descend into hilarity, especially when he tries to re-enact the difficulty of sewing a jacket, but the response is minimal. It looks like Dommett has lost his flare.

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Kieran Scott]