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Rodgers With A D – The Tommy Rodgers Centenary Celebration (Louise Rodgers)

By | Published on Tuesday 20 August 2019

In this charming narrative, Louise Rodgers delivers the tale of her father through anecdote, family testimony and some sweet little ditties (a spot of communal singing helping to create a delightful atmosphere). What emerges is an exploration the very different lives lived in Tommy Rodgers’ era and in particular the harshness of the world before the NHS and before industrial safety was taken seriously. Rodgers rightly sees her tale as a celebration of a generation who had little choice in their lives. Her story of malnourished children attempting to jump over the Union Canal (and the dangers involved) was a highlight of this warm and unpretentious show. Like Joe Bor’s lovely show, this indicates the variety of comedy that the Fringe offers – it’s not all shouty stand-up…

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tw rating 3/5 | [Charlie Ellis]