The Hermitude of Angus, Ecstatic (2 stars)

This article is from 2011.

The Hermitude of Angus, Ecstatic

Absurdist comedy that starts well but quickly deteriorates

Shambling onstage like a demented Where’s Wally?, early signs seem promising for this rubbery performer. An absurdist narrated life story plods from one chapter to the next (in no particular order), carrying Angus’ near-wordless adventures. But, like a charmless Mr Bean, this is an intensely irritating character, prone to screeching and humping chocolate cake.

Underbelly, 0844 545 8252, until 28 Aug, 10.45pm, £9–£10.50 (£8–£9.50).

The Hermitude of Angus, Ecstatic

  • 2 stars

Winner Best Comedy Melbourne Fringe 2010, winner Brisbane Powerhouse Comedy Award 2010, winner Best Comedy Auckland Fringe 2011. Nominated Edinburgh Underbelly Award 2011 and nominated Best Emerging Comedy Adelaide Fringe 2011. Combining dance, music, characters, clowning and cake, this critically acclaimed physical…

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