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Richard Gadd – Waiting For Gaddot (Richard Gadd / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Tuesday 18 August 2015

Richard Gadd

If you are going to mess around with a genre, this is exactly how to do it. Gadd’s show is billed as a comedy, but it’s also a maelstrom of film, rage and panicked phone calls. Running almost an hour late for his hour-long show, Gadd communicates with his terrified technician (played wonderfully by Ben Target), as he attempts to get from his mother’s home in a caravan park to his venue. The chaos is heightened by the appearance of Ian Smith, who steals the show as a furious ex-lover of Gadd’s girlfriend. Gadd’s eventual appearance, and the resultant madness, is the perfect end to one of the strangest and best shows you will see this Fringe.

Banshee Labyrinth, until 30 Aug
tw rating 5/5 | [Vicki Baron]