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John-Luke Roberts Stdad Up (John-Luke Roberts / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Wednesday 12 August 2015

John Luke Roberts

The unconventional start to Robert’s latest show should serve as a warning for the 50 minutes that follow. The nervous audience gradually settled, though it has to be said that this show won’t be for everyone – Roberts isn’t tackling an easy subject matter and this isn’t your average ‘dead dad show’. It is, however, brilliantly performed and it’s clear early on how much this show means to him. No two performances will ever be the same, but I did feel by the end that the use of extended repetition was too frequent. A show with many dark questions and a challenging message; it takes a lot of courage to stage a piece that really does ‘bare all’.

Voodoo Rooms until 30 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Ben Shannon]