Robin Clyfan @ Heroes, Blundabus

Robin Clyfan’s debut hour is lovably chaotic, but a little too rushed at times

Review by Yasmin Hackett | 06 Aug 2018
  • Robin Clyfan

Robin Clyfan is hyper-aware of the fact that he stands in the political shadow cast by his activist mother. So he decided to make a comedy show about it. The setting of the Blundabus and the contents of the show combine to create the sense that you have walked into one of Clyfan’s dreams (so, expect partial nudity). There are some charming elements of storytelling, moments of lovable chaos as he recounts scenes from his imagination, and solid jokes weaved in between.

At times Clyfan races through gags that don’t require the same amount of pace as the physical aspects of the show. The result is that some of the punchlines get lost in the speed of the storytelling. In contrast, the show experiences a fairly slow start in his attempt to set the scene. But spectators to this delightfully strange hour are won back by the earnestness which Clyfan possesses, which allows for a story that has both touching and hilarious moments in equal measure. 

Robin Clyfan: The Sea Is Big Enough to Take It, Heroes (Blundabus), until 26 Aug (not 15 & 22), 8pm, £5/PWYW

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