Olver: Portrait of a Serial Killer (3 stars)

This article is from 2011.

Olver: Portrait of a Serial Killer

Stand-up show/theatre experience has potential to be brilliant

It’s difficult to tell how much Mark Olver would ordinarily diverge from his script as on this performance there were a series of hitches which he handled with admirable good humour. But should he tighten up this stand-up show/theatre experience it has the potential to be brilliant. Fulfilling his childhood dream of becoming a serial killer, Olver begins to bump off clowns. Soon he realises he’s not alone in his murderous endeavours.

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Olver: Portrait of a Serial Killer

  • 3 stars

Mark Olver returns to Edinburgh with a new show. Sort of stand-up, sort of theatre, and all kinds of scary. Actual violence guaranteed. Three previous Edinburgh shows, support act for Russell Howard's national tour, and warm-up for shows like 8 Out of 10 Cats and 10 O'Clock Live. This is his story. ★★★★ (Scotsman), ★★★…

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