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John Robertson, Let’s Redecorate

By | Published on Saturday 22 August 2015

John Robertson

Comedy’s no cure for depression, says John Robertson, and in the context of his own show he’s absolutely right. ‘Let’s Redecorate’ is filthy, manic and as dark as a pair of PVC thigh length boots. Ironically for a man who’s also playing Hamlet this Fringe, Robertson’s life has been dogged by suicide – two uncles, his father and lately his best friend. The silver haired cross-dressing Australian deals with his loss with captivating honesty – it’s somewhere between tenderness and complete apathy. If Robertson dropped all the humour I’d still go, just for the theatrical tales of bondage clubs and teenage cross dressing, but it would be a pity because he’s hilarious, in a wry, deeply intelligent sort of way.

The Stand Comedy Club, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 [Patrick Galbraith]