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Shut Your Cakehole (Quinn Patrick/Free Festival)

By | Published on Sunday 16 August 2015

Shut Your Cakehole

Quinn Patrick’s one man show is a charming trip down memory lane; his persona is warm and welcoming, and his stories are told with captivating joy.  He alternates between taking the audience through selected stories from his childhood and bringing to life a few of the main characters from that part of his life, some of whom prove especially appealing: his impression of an overbearing and malicious dance teacher is particularly entertaining. Ultimately, though, while Patrick’s stories are interesting, they are not immediately accessible to people from different generations and some of his references to growing up in Basildon are difficult to relate to. The meandering narrative makes for an amiable natter of a show, which would be compelling if it had been more ruthlessly edited.

Laughing Horse @ Espionage, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Vicki Baron]