Thom Tuck Goes Straight to DVD (4 stars)

This article is from 2011

Thom Tuck Goes Straight to DVD

Funny and heart-wrenching show on Disney films and painful break-ups

There are two themes in Tuck’s show: straight to DVD Disney films and severely painful break-ups. The connection isn’t immediately apparent, but Tuck’s brave finale combines both strands with some genuinely dark humour, while simultaneously his stage manner veers away from bumbling uncle on the Christmas port, towards obsessive, soft toy-snuggling melancholic. Funny and heart-wrenching.

Pleasance Dome, 556 6550, until 29 Aug (not 21), 8.10pm, £9-£10 (£8-£9).

Thom Tuck Goes Straight to DVD

Simba's Pride, Cinderella III, The Return of Jafar. Thom Tuck from the Penny Dreadfuls presents his debut solo show. He is watching every straight-to-DVD Disney movie, so you don't have to. Find out definitively what a midquel is. Snort derisively at Pocahontas II. Delight in the schadenfreude of this discussion…