John Robertson - Blood & Charm: Disturbing Stories for Disturbing Bedtimes (3 stars)

Tightly-scripted surreal monologue full of fascinating true stories

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This article is from 2011.

John Robertson - Blood & Charm: Disturbing Stories for Disturbing Bedtimes

Australian Idol reject Robertson has constructed a tightly-scripted monologue full of fascinating true stories. He wraps his infectiously toothy grin around an autobiographical tale festooned with convoluted gags and dreamlike meanderings. The surreal asides are so tightly interwoven that sometimes it’s difficult to separate fact from fiction although it all fits into his philosophy that ‘nothing means anything’.

Assembly Hall, 623 3030, until 29 Aug, 10.30pm, £9 (£8).

This article is from 2011.

John Robertson - Blood & Charm: Disturbing Stories for Disturbing Bedtimes

  • 3 stars

It’s time to go mad. Words are played with. Violence is dished. All your favourite children’s stories get chewed up by a ferocious monster. Gin, anyone? Blood and Charm is a collection of ten dark short stories composed of unadulterated quirky nonsense, delivered as stream- of- consciousness rambling, accompanied by…

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