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Lloyd Griffith, Grimsby’s Great Big Turn On (Live Nation in association with Lisa White at Glorious Management)

By | Published on Wednesday 19 August 2015

Lloyd Griffith

So, Grimsby. Or, to give it its full title, Great Grimsby. Still not selling it? Well, you’re wrong. Lloyd Griffith was once invited to turn on the town’s Christmas lights but couldn’t due to a prior choral singing engagement (as he demonstrates, he is also a fine chorister). Except it turns out he was eighth in line to be asked, so in this show Griffith explains why he’s better than the other seven, with an increasing (in character) desperation, by way of song, specialist knowledge of cathedrals and impressions (of a sort). None of it sounds like much, but with a fine array of gags and measured silliness, talented Griffith puts at least the very good into Grimsby.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]