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The Craig Chalmers Experience (Sometimes How)

By | Published on Friday 26 August 2016

Craig Chalmers Ed2016

‘The Craig Chalmers Experience’ is a strange medley of a show. Billed as “song, magic, comedy, dance, poetry and beer,” it’s all there, except maybe magic. Chalmers reluctantly takes to the stage and is an incredibly charming performer, using projected elements to (literally) talk himself into performing. I didn’t think I would ever enjoy the sight of a grown man wobbling his belly at me, but I really did! It’s the poetry where he really gets you though, his heartfelt, tender prose resonates as he muses on the futile parts of life and death. There’s no narrative, and this can become shambolic and confusing in parts, but Chalmers is an endearing performer that you can’t help but laugh with.

SpaceTriplex, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]