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James Hamilton Is So Lonely – Free (Casual Violence Comedy / PBH’s Free Fringe/ James Hamilton)

By | Published on Monday 10 August 2015

James Hamilton

Unloved by his one true love, James Hamilton romps around using time travel to win her back in this narrative-driven character comedy. Hamilton is hilarious, and confidently uses different styles of humour depending on the character. Initially, he manages to balance strong jokes with a tightly crafted narrative that swiftly zips from dimension to dimension. Yet the risibly convoluted plot quickly becomes too complicated for its own good, and I struggled to keep up as the story tripped over itself again and again. Characters begin to drag on and their narrative arcs are never satisfyingly tied up. However, the jokes remain strong throughout, and Hamilton’s show is a delight (if not examined too closely).

Voodoo Rooms, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Robert Stevens]