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The Story Beast: This Is Bardcore (Katie Storey Productions)

By | Published on Wednesday 22 August 2018

The end of the world is nigh – the apocalypse is upon us. And what a strange way to spend our final moments on earth! Wide-eyed and louder-than-life, John Henry Falle (aka The Story Beast) is like a cross between Brian Blessed and Matt Berry, while the way he growls through his songs calls to mind a more surreal Nick Helm. It’s a real variety pack here, as he veers wildly from lip-syncing one minute, to performing an incredible Shakespearean ode to ‘Die Hard’ the next. There’s even time for a game of pass the parcel and a repetitive singalong song about jam – taken from his children’s show. Already a cult hit, this show could convert even more to his cause.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andy Murray]