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Garry Starr Performs Everything (Damien Warren-Smith)

By | Published on Tuesday 21 August 2018

As I watched this fiendishly funny show I thought it might be one for aficionados of theatre – those who’d appreciate the Chekhov, Pinter and Mamet references, for example – but a quick glance behind me revealed that even the kids were rocking with laughter. Recently outed from the RSC for ‘artistic differences’, Garry Starr’s hubristic mission to rescue the stage from extinction involves a parodic gallop through every genre of theatre. He bares his theatrical soul, not to mention his arsehole (several times), getting about as up close and personal with selected audience members as it’s possible to be. Damien Warren-Smith’s performance skills are as impressive as they are varied. This is a show of clownish but clever comic chaos.

Underbelly Cowgate until 24 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Geoff Mills]