Naked Live and Never Again: My Last Discourse on Dramatic Method (4 stars)

Witty monologue about an acting guru

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This article is from 2010.

Naked Live and Never Again: My Last Discourse on Dramatic Method

Andrew Hawkins (son of veteran British actor Jack, star of Zulu and Ben Hur) gives a terrific performance in this witty monologue. Hawkins plays an acting guru named Jack Treadwell who, having had enough of coaching celebrities and politicians, is bowing out of the business. The unappreciative audience was, unfortunately, clearly primed for funny ha-ha stand-up. Go expecting postmodern playfulness, however, and you’ll be laughing.

Pleasance Dome, 556 6550, until 30 Aug, 3.50pm, £9–£10 (£7.50–£9).

This article is from 2010.

Naked, Live and Never Again: My Last Discourse on Dramatic Method

  • 4 stars

Jack Treadwell's last stand against dumbing down. After a blistering world tour the acting guru stages an absolutely final, no holds barred encounter, revealing secrets of his performance techniques, and other secrets. No one is safe: Hollywood stars, celebrities, politicians - the audience. Nor is Tread. Can the man…

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