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Kieran Hodgson – Lance (Berk’s Nest / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Saturday 29 August 2015

Kieran Hodgson

A story about a Yorkshire lad, inspired then betrayed by the colossal achievements and even more colossal cheatery of Lance Armstrong, doesn’t promise rich comedy pickings. But, as the queues testify, Kieran Hodgson has nailed it. He’s good acting as his younger self, recounting memories of being a young cycling enthusiast in Yorkshire before heading south – the subject of a terrific musical interlude – to study, then fail to launch a showbiz career (though that’s probably about to change). He also flips seamlessly into portraying a hilarious supporting cast of friends, associates, Oprah and Armstrong himself. It’s rare to see such an entertaining narrative, high winning gag count and superb delivery in one show. He must be on something…

Voodoo Rooms, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]