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Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going To Happen (Francesca Moody Productions)

By | Published on Monday 15 August 2022

Samuel Barnett needed no introduction to a full house at Roundabout, the marquee lifting with cheers as he came on  – no pressure then. But no worries, he served up a hilarious hour of entertainment as stand-up comedian in a daring and funny script by Marcelo Dos Santos (written, apparently with Barnett in mind), with only one superfluous line: “I need you to laugh – hint!”  When our comedian’s new-found Mr Right, “the American”, confronts his ego in the most unexpected way, his complicated feelings are presented with depth as well as humour and a measure of cringe. A significant worry is whether he will kill “the American”. Eh? I know, but you won’t hear any more details about that from me!

ROUNDABOUT at Summerhall, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Catherine Meek]