Tom Allen (3 stars)

Short stories

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This article is from 2007.

Allen’s short stories are based on autobiographical tales of his uneventful coming of age, but it’s the way it’s told that’s important. He’s a quick witted storyteller whose wry asides make for absorbing listening. Theatre seems the stronger influence over stand-up and the joke rate is just too low. (Emma Lennox)

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 668 1633, until 27 Aug, 5.30pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7.50–£8.50).

This article is from 2007.

Tom Allen

  • 3 stars

Short stories based on Allen's tales of his uneventful coming of age. His quick-witted storytelling makes for absorbing listening, but this is closer to theatre than stand-up. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

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