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The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Family (Ben Norris)

By | Published on Saturday 15 August 2015

The Hitchhikers Guide to Family

Ben Norris recounts the story of the time he took off on a hitch-hiking tour of all the places his emotionally distant father had lived (mostly just off the M1), in an attempt to understand him better. Luckily for us, he can take us with him, through a pleasing mix of spoken-word, pictures, videos and animations. Norris is a tremendous performer, demonstrating his skill at slam poetry through subtle rhythm and dexterous wordplay. He does this without ever breaking the intimate rapport he forges with his audience through friendly and sincere interaction. This is a great show from a truly talented performer with genuine presence and charisma to burn. I urge you all to catch it while you can.

Underbelly, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Andrew Leask]