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Mat Ricardo vs The World (Lee Martin for Gag Reflex)

By | Published on Saturday 25 August 2018

Mat Ricardo has thrown down the gauntlet this year, inviting members of the public to suggest challenges, which he then attempts to perform (with varying levels of success). A consistently engaging presence, he is never less than compelling as we await his next stunt. Some of these tricks really are something special (removing his jacket whilst juggling is particularly stunning), but inevitably some are less impressive than others. If there’s a problem with this show, it’s that he attempts to do too much, and the fact that he fails to pull off the finale tonight means that the show finishes somewhat anticlimactically. Nevertheless, there are some incredible feats here.

Laughing Horse @ The City Café, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andy Murray]