Tom Bell Begins (2 stars)

This article is from 2011.

Tom Bell Begins

Tangent tales turn too often into ramblings

Formerly in duo Tommy and the Weeks, Bell’s solo show has more tangents than a geometry textbook. This sometimes works well, in strange spiels that play to his effervescent oddness, but mostly the performance is inconsistent, turning too frequently into rambling.

The Tron, 556 5375, until 28 Aug, 3.40pm, £7–£8.50 (£6–£7.50).

Tom Bell Begins

  • 2 stars

‘Few since Spike Milligan have had Bell's ability to flip us into unexpected comic universes’ (Guardian). A spoof Hollywood-style reboot from half of Tommy and the Weeks. ‘One of the full-on funniest hours I can remember spending’ ★★★★★ (Scotsman), ★★★★ (, ★★★★ (Fest). Stand up, sketches, big explosions. Tom…

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