ED2016 3/5 Reviews ED2016 Spoken Word Reviews

The Glummer Twins (The Glummer Twins)

By | Published on Sunday 28 August 2016

The Glummer Twins Ed2016

Poetic creations such as ‘Middle Aged Men in Lycra’ and ‘Mediterranean Homesick Blues’ appear in this comical spoken word show. David Harmer and Ray Globe command the stage with great chemistry and experienced ease as The Glummer Twins. Their poems are light and humorous, laced with simple, snappy rhymes. It’s essentially a nostalgia trip, as the pair amusingly reflect on their lives and the changes in British society since their childhoods. A highlight is their homage to the emergence of hip-hop with their rap, fittingly entitled, ‘Middle Class Fat Bloke, Elderly Rapper’. However, their show struggles to find universal appeal, gaining much more traction amongst the older audience members. All said though, it’s a fun, unpretentious hour.

Paradise at the Vault, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [John Sampson]