ED2017 3/5 Reviews ED2017 Theatre Reviews

The Hero Who Overslept (Bravebeard Productions and Fringe Management)

By | Published on Tuesday 15 August 2017

How do you inspire people to confront the most urgent crisis of our time? A ridiculous question, but apparently a necessary one. Actor Philip Woodford and scientist Stephen Peake appeal to both the head and the heart in a show devoted to the reality of climate change, with enough charm and charisma that the show survives some unbearably corny jokes. The digressionary banter gets a little much at times – you find yourself wishing they’d just get on with it. However, this is a laudable and largely successful attempt to tackle the unimaginable, and I’d recommend seeing it for that alone. We owe it to ourselves to be informed, to not lose hope, and this is the show’s most resonant message.

Gilded Balloon at Rose Theatre, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Jon Stapley]