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Edd Hedges: Wonderland (RBM)

By | Published on Friday 11 August 2017

“I’m going to tell you a story”, Edd Hedges tells the room. He’s very clear that there’s a story behind this. A twisting narrative, based around one night in his sleepy Cambridgeshire village, is the backdrop to his humorous tales about growing up in the countryside, a father missing two fingers and the struggles of being the awkward kid at school. The show is like a flashback from the night in question, all leading to an incident that has him hiding in the family bathroom with his parents. Although sometimes a little too self-deprecating, it’s all part of Hedges’ genuine, endearing charm. With an unusually sobering punchline, ‘Wonderland’ is a strong Edinburgh debut.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Daisy Malt]