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Will Pickvance: Half Man Half Piano

By | Published on Wednesday 24 August 2022

If I was in charge of the Fringe, there’d be a bespoke section for productions where a piano is the real star of the show. Alas, ‘Half Man Half Piano’ wouldn’t qualify, because Pickvance is clearly the star here, but his piano comes a close second, opened up – as it is – so to deliver a physical as well as musical performance. Pickvance joins plenty of dots genre wise, though those eclectic musical choices are masterfully pulled together through the different stories he tells, which are also cleverly intertwined. Dots are also joined between a throw-away remark, one of the key stories and the finale, something I somehow only realised as that finale arrived – though my late in the day realisation made the connection all the more joyful.

Assembly George Square Gardens, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Chris Cooke]