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It All (Cameron Cook)

By | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2022

Part spoken-word, part physical comedy, it’s hard to pin down what ‘It All’ is about. I think it’s about life, and so the random, rambling nature of the piece may be authentic, but it’s not an engaging piece of theatre. Cook is undeniably both a talented wordsmith and clown, but the script strives for a profundity it doesn’t earn, and I was left wishing that this were a better vehicle for the performer’s undeniable gifts. Much of the physical comedy lands, as do many of the spoken word elements, and the meta-gags were particularly appreciated by a theatre-savvy Fringe audience. But these are isolated rafts adrift in a sea of incoherence, in want of a clear sense of direction.

Assembly Rooms, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andy Leask]