Sideshow (2 stars)

This article is from 2011.


Freakshow-themed one-man show lacks pay-off

Surrounded by the paraphernalia of the freakshow, Robert Ingham (Lewis Davidson) reminisces on his life as an oddity and the world behind the velvet curtain. Switching between biography and sideshow acts, Davidson’s one-man show plays out like the pitch of a long-winded Coney Island barker, with the only levity coming from a brief trapeze interlude. There’s an awful lot of build up for very little pay-off.

C ECA, 0845 260 1234, until 29 Aug (not 15), 3.20pm, £7.50–£9.50 (£6.50–£7.50).


  • 2 stars

A dark Circus underworld comes to light in this mysterious piece. The circus freaks gather in the darkness to tell tales and stories of what has gone before. A delightfully macabre one man show full of freaks of nature and social outcasts. Towering circus tents and the great American circus trail. ‘Heartbreaking and…

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