Liam Mullone (3 stars)

  • The List
  • 16 August 2007

This article is from 2007.

Liam Mullone

Breaking every rule in the book

Liam Mullone thinks we live in a world that’s too inhibited by rules, laws and health and safety regulations. He’d rather we took the fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants attitude of the heroic rabbits in his favourite book, Watership Down, and started living a little. The premise of Mullone’s show is little more than a pretext for some droll observations on a whole variety of libertarian hot topics such as the smoking ban.

Mullone, an amiable, rambling performer, whose day job involves writing obituaries for the Murdoch press, advises us to throw caution to the wind and consider taking the middle exit from the plane during an emergency landing; that’s the one with the longest slide.

The impact of his set is neither helped nor hindered by the inclusion of some rather redundant slide projections bearing pearls of wisdom from Richard Adams’ masterpiece and details of the more archaic laws on the statute book.

Mention really must be made of the intermittent interventions of Mullone’s teenage nephew, who has been given the unenviable task of dressing up and schlepping around as the Black Rabbit of Inlé, encouraging us to break some laws. (Allan Radcliffe)

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 27 Aug, 11pm, £7.50–£8.50 (£6–£7).

Liam Mullone

  • 3 stars

This ex-gravedigger indulges us with his 'Health and Safety' debut show, where he takes the pretext of H&S laws to treat us to some of his observational, whimsical material. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

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