It certainly does pay tribute to Richard Herring’s comic abilities that the audience was able to leave the theatre feeling strangely uplifted, especially when considering the show’s subject matter. True to form, we were treated to a coherent, discerning tirade against the dread and respect of death, delivered in good spirits. Herring has the tendency to go on at times, but for the most part he used this to his advantage, notably when launching into a diatribe against a certain critic; his deconstruction of Hamlet’s soliloquy, on the other hand, was less successful. But by the end, everyone in the room was headed towards the pearly gates with a smile on their face.
Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug, 8.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Robert McGowan Stuart]