Sean Morley @ Heroes, Dragonfly

A fulfilling and uncompromisingly gleeful hour of comedy.

Review by James McColl | 14 Aug 2018
  • Sean Morley @ Heroes, Dragonfly

Sean Morley’s show I Apologise For My Recent Behaviour takes the mundane comedy tropes audiences have come to expect and subverts them, creating something far richer from the ashes. Somewhat of a gentle performer, his soft demeanour offers the audience a show that is both simultaneously warming and disturbing to behold. His show offers to be a feast for any comedy lover who has a taste for the strange and absurd.

Morley expertly guides a reluctant crowd through a maze of desired responses, often triggered and prompted by his own underwhelming on-stage antics. Simple acts of crowd interaction turn into lengthy routines and dissections, all to the soundtrack of hypnotic music. In a multi-layered series of events, including the offering of rancid looking soup and cherished crips, Morley slowly implodes at the hands of the people he only ever wanted to gift a good show – and also apologise to. His dry tone and delivery make his ploys all the more effective and enticing when he falls from repeatedly falls from grace. 

Sean Morley: I Apologise for my Recent Behaviour, Heroes, Dragonfly, 2-26 Aug (not 8 & 22), 7:20pm, £5/PWYW

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