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Edd Hedges: For Eva, From Forever Ago (RBM Comedy)

By | Published on Sunday 12 August 2018

In September 2017, Edd Hedges received a text that changed his life, he tells us. The tension builds over the hour as he recounts anecdotes about his fears and foibles – from awkwardness with girls, accidental adventures and a broken car stereo, we come to understand this floppy-haired raconteur. Naturally unconfident, he’s the first to admit that being on stage is a somewhat terrifying experience. He’s almost too apologetic, but it’s his endearing character that makes his storytelling so engaging. Don’t expect a laugh-a-minute ride here, because it’s the journey he takes you on that’s most important. Hedges builds the layers so that when we reach the end, finally discovering just what that message said and why it was so significant, it’s his finest moment.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Daisy Malt]