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Sam Lake: Cake (Katie Storey Productions in association with Hannah Layton Management)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2022

The wedding Sam Lake originally planned was going to be grand – the wedding cake even grander. But then there was that global pandemic you might vaguely recall, and a considerable re-think was required. The wedding that happened was much more modest, but – from what I could tell – for Lake and his husband no less special. And, more importantly for us Fringe-goers, the COVID-caused rethink provided a much better story to exploit for comedic value. Lake is a charming host, and a very laid-back storyteller, so it felt a little like we’d been invited into his home to hear the full tale, from first date to wedding day, with plenty of fun tangents along the way. The pandemic may have killed the cake, but it helped create a great yarn for Lake’s debut hour at the Festival.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Chris Cooke]