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Tom Neenan – The Andromeda Paradox (Ditto Productions)

By | Published on Friday 28 August 2015

Tom Neenan

A performance endearingly short on props but high on entertainment, this is Tom Neenan’s second solo venture, after previously tag-teaming with fellow funny man Nish Kumar. ‘The Andromeda Paradox’ tells the story of a needy science boffin with a smack of destiny about him. Neenan brings to life the unloved Bernard Andromeda, a scientist who is constantly striving to exit his father’s shadow, in this amusing, well thought out hour of comedy. Neenan’s performance is thorough and energetic without ever becoming too over the top, a rare feat. On the occasions he has the opportunity to improvise around his written material, he feels comfortable enough to do so, and moments like these make this a particularly enjoyable show.

Pleasance Dome, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [David O’Connor]