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Tom Allen: Indeed (Off The Kerb Productions)

By | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2016

Tom Allen Ed2016

There’s no doubt about it – Tom Allen is a showman. Suave, confident and charismatic, he looks totally at home on the stage as he delivers an hour of booming anecdotes about living with his parents in suburbia. Animated and self-assured, he switches between stories with ease – seamlessly entwining many narratives around one central story about the time he got locked in his neighbour’s newly decorated bathroom. His delivery is impressive: the perfect mix of dry humour and camp flamboyance to keep the audience on their toes, though the most successful moments come when the pace quickens, and Allen becomes totally absorbed in his characters. And what’s the point of the show? Well it’s all about him, of course.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Stephanie Gray]