The Edinburgh Fringe One-Weeker 2017 – This Is Not Culturally Significant, 24th August 2017

CulturallyFor our last show of the day, we’re continuing with the potentially shocking stuff, with This Is Not Culturally Significant at the Auditorium @ Gilded Balloon at the Museum at 23:45 on Thursday 24th. And here’s the blurb: “A brutally intense, darkly comic one-man show that unveils the compulsive and eccentric nature of humanity. This thunderous, high-energy piece of theatre is performed entirely nude and combines dark clowning and deeply grotesque bouffon to create sharp political comment on contemporary society. This is a show for thrill-seekers. It is uncomfortable to watch and mesmeric, leaving audiences’ emotions balancing on a knife edge. From a mendacious Spiritualist Lecturer to a despondent American porn star on the brink of her retirement, over 10 characters take the audience on a journey from emotional despair to helpless laughter.”

Adam Scott-RowleyA friend saw this in London a few months ago and really enjoyed it, so I booked on the strength of his recommendation. It sounds like it will be very funny as well as very challenging, and apparently Adam Scott-Rowley gives a true tour de force! Check back around 1 am (or maybe tomorrow morning!) to see how we got on. By then the next preview blog should be available to read too.

Well there’s no doubting it’s a tour de force, Adam Scott-Rowley gives a performance of amazing commitment and total engagement. It was a little like watching a naked Mr Bean at his most flummoxing. The characterisation is excellent, and the interweaving stories do progress. It was a little repetitive at times and occasionally I slightly lost interest. But that’s experimental theatre for you, and it was a fascinating experience.

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