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Marlon Davis: Emotional Black Male (Off The Kerb Productions)

By | Published on Tuesday 20 August 2019

Wow! What an interesting voice. And of course what he says with it is also very compelling. From the traditional introductory conversation with the audience where he recognises that we’re judging him, to the no-holds-barred stories about his son, meeting his partner and how he got the scar on his head, Davis is continually honest and revealing. His humour is gentle and observational, as he skilfully lays out the scenarios and invites the audience to recognise the funny. The pacing is amazing too; his hypnotic storytelling takes you on a surprising journey with an unpredictable yet uplifting and life affirming ending. It’s a wild ride, heartfelt and honest.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Chris Lambert]