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Who Here’s Lost? (Ben Moor)

By | Published on Wednesday 24 August 2022

Ben Moor here combines accomplished storytelling with densely written linguistic humour. It’s a heady mix of excellent direct-to-audience jokes, blink and you’ll miss it wordplay, unresolved one liners and surreal, sometimes poetic, imagery. The piece is glued together as a more than slightly improbable road trip, but there’s much else and the result is in part a wry meditation on the oddity of normality and the normality of oddity. I found there was almost too much to grasp in a show with so many invitations to look at things from a new angle. So the offer of a script at the end felt appropriate: but I’d happily see this funny, acutely observed and ultimately compassionate show again. 

Pleasance Courtyard, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Alan Cranston]