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Kieran Hodgson: 75 (Kieran Hodgson)

By | Published on Saturday 18 August 2018

Kieran Hodgson takes us on an historical romp through Britain’s fickle relationship with Europe. Sounds dry, right? It really isn’t. Hodgson’s quicksilver mind moves at lightning speed, offering up a series of micro-deconstructions of the principal political characters and events leading up to the fateful Brexit vote. Oh yes, and he gives us a gallery of damn fine impressions, too (his Margaret Thatcher is particularly strong). There is a lot to digest here, and those with lager-addled minds (like mine) may occasionally struggle to keep up with the pace. There is a personal narrative infused into the show too, though even this has its own serpentine twist. This is accomplished writing, skilfully performed.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Geoff Mills]