Gethin Alderman: Limelight
14:40 @ Hispaniola (Venue 79) Aug 4-14, 16-25th
PBH’s Free Fringe
Bunbury Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Bursting with energy from the start, this peculiar performance is intense and welcoming from the start. Gethin Alderman even includes audience members loitering by the door, unsure whether to venture in. The hyper surreal quality of the performance continues on at the same pace, with the same energy throughout.
There was a wonderful ad-lib bit in the show where at one point a group of Spanish children came in and sat down to watch. Alderman began speaking in Spanish to them. This to me set him apart and added an extra fantastic layer to the show.
Alderman is quick on his feet in all senses of the phrase providing all round good fun for all the family, incorporating interesting and well developed character work and excellently crafted jokes.
Limelight is a cleverly written show that has positive messages and leaves the onlooker happy if not ever so slightly baffled but in the best possible way.
Go and see it for a total break from seriousness.