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My Kind Of Michael (Nick Cassenbaum)

By | Published on Tuesday 14 August 2018

It’s hard to watch your heroes fall, whether they’re a friend, a parent or a famous TV presenter. Nick Cassenbaum’s childhood hero was Michael Barrymore, who very publicly fell from grace in 2001 when a man was found dead in his swimming pool after a party. Exploring how Barrymore influenced his life and his desire to perform, with able musical assistance from Andy Kelly, Cassenbaum whips through the show with all the flair and gumption of, well, a light entertainment TV presenter circa 1998. He packs a hell of a lot in, covering the significant moments in both his own life and Barrymore’s, and his ceaselessly buoyant delivery keeps things consistently funny and entertaining. There are some tremendous running gags, too.

Summerhall, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jon Stapley]