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Fanboy (Worklight Theatre)

By | Published on Monday 22 August 2022

We open with David Attenborough’s iconic voice. Well not quite, but with Joe Sellman-Leava’s immense skill for impressions it may as well have been. ‘Fanboy’ is a comedy show that – although immensely humorous – also manages to make insightful observations about our society and different stages in our lives. The performer begins by taking a look back at his lifelong love of ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Marvel’, and then dives from these lighter topics into insightful comments about more current, pressing issues. ‘Fanboy’ struck a perfect balance using the light and comedic elements to segue into addressing important themes, without ever losing its sense of humour. A must-see piece focused on nostalgia, pop culture and the state of our world.

Pleasance Dome, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Rory McAlpine]