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Graham Dickson Is The Narcissist (Berk’s Nest in association with PBJ Entertainment)

By | Published on Sunday 13 August 2017

Rehearsing with his director, Hamish, Graham Dickson is bringing to life the works of Russian writer Grigoriy Alexeivich Dhukov in this riotously funny character comedy. Playing on the pretentiousness of overly theatrical performers, Dickson’s showcase features increasingly daft caricatures of both Dhukov’s creations and his own personality. The darker sketches include a child suffering at the hands of his abusive father and a worryingly emotional country singer. However, everything is not quite as it seems and the line between fiction and reality becomes ever finer; whose arrogance is the spotlight really on? Packed with plenty of self-mockery, brilliantly eccentric characters and even a cameo from Dickson’s mother, this show tickled me to the point I almost choked on my own laughter.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Daisy Malt]