John Hegley (4 stars)

Perfect poetry

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This article is from 2007.

Taking turns to play stern, deadpan schoolmaster and playful kid, poet-comedian Hegley rhymes and sings his way through a beautifully quirky set. Deceptively innocent wordplay on the daft and surreal – zebras, his Folies Bergere dancer grandma and a vomiting dad – is very popular with children. But unexpected moments of poignancy knock the audience sideways and give his literary nonsense another layer. (Claire Sawers)

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 27 Aug, 1pm, £10–£11 (£7–£8).

This article is from 2007.

John Hegley

  • 4 stars

Taking turns playing a stern deadpan schoolmaster and playful kid, poet-comedian Hegley rhymes and sings his way through a beautifully quirky set. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

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