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Umbrella Man (Teuchter Company – Colin Bramwell)

By | Published on Tuesday 13 August 2019

Imagine if that guy in the pub who won’t stop talking to you got his own hour-long show – then, for a real twist, imagine it was actually good. We meet Colin Bramwell’s character in a Cambodian bar, dressed in a suit and flip-flops, and he spins us stories of what he does in this place and how he ended up here, as well as his incidental attempts to prove the Earth is flat. Infusing his show with poetry, music and song, Bramwell creates a really special oddity that’s Scottish through and through. He displays some real range as a performer, proving to be a capable character comedian who can also give a poem a sonorous delivery that’ll knock you sideways.

Summerhall, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jon Stapley]