Alistair Green: Outpatient (2 stars)

This article is from 2011

Alistair Green: Outpatient

Entertaining riffs in illness-themed show not for the squeamish

Outpatient retells Green’s experience of having life-threatening kidney disease diagnosed, and is as hard to stomach as Henoch-Schönlein purpura is to pronounce. Not for the squeamish or hypochondriac, though ‘technically interesting’ with some entertaining riffs, it’s like hospital food: well-meant but unfulfilling.

The Caves, 556 5375, until 28 Aug (not 17, 23), 4.35pm, £7–£8.

Alistair Green: Outpatient

  • 2 stars

Last year Alistair was hospitalised after being diagnosed with a potentially life threatening kidney disease. As well as describing in detail the bleak and hilarious story of a week spent on a hospital ward, this show also attempts to ask important questions about the nature of sickness itself; why do we get ill? Is it…

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