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Edy Hurst’s Comedy Version Of Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version Of HG Wells’ Literary Version (Via Orson Welles’ Radio Version And Steven Spielberg’s Film Version) Of The War Of The Worlds

By | Published on Wednesday 24 August 2022

Bursting in like a Looney Tunes cartoon, and unfurling his entire show title on a huge banner, yes, Hurst is a prop comedian. He’s in a love/hate relationship to ‘WotW’s many versions, with plenty of genuinely fun facts to prove it (it’s thirteen times more likely anything will come from Mars than you’ll become an astronaut). Daft, interactive, fast-edited and tangent-packed, Hurst’s alternative, definitive home-made ‘WotW’ is sometimes so fast he loses comic timing, sometimes a bit shouty, but it reaches escape velocity when the Frank Sidebottomesque, squeaky-voiced Martian arrives. I really enjoyed Hurst’s playful Northern surrealism, and if he jettisons some excess payload, relaxes, and modulates his performance (via synth or naturally), this could take you to another planet.

Just the Tonic at The Mash House, run ended.
tw rating 3/5 | [Richard Tyrone Jones]