Patrick Monahan: Stories And Fairytales Of Travels For Kids Who Dance Like Camels
- Kelly Apter
- 15 August 2011
This article is from 2011.
Comic silliness with a disco beat
In an ideal world, Patrick Monahan would be available every weekend to babysit my children. I doubt they’d get much sleep, but there would certainly be no tears. This amiable comedian, who branched out a few years ago into entertaining younger audience members, is out to have a good time – and take us with him.
The structure to the show is a little loose, and some segments (especially those featuring songs) go on a touch longer than necessary, but an hour in Monahan’s company is still a total pleasure. The promised ‘stories and fairytales’ in the show title is, in fact, just one story, but Monahan has so many props and costumes to flesh it out with, it takes the entire show.
Best of all, we’re all part of the action. Whether we’re sitting with a camel mask on our heads (everyone has to at some point), passing back the ocean (blue sheet) or joining in with some daft dance steps, we’re with him all the way.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, until 28 Aug (not 17–19, 22–26), 2pm, £7.50–£8.50 (£6.50–£7.50).