Ally Houston: Shandy

A talented musician who has created a surreal performance which makes good use of props and projection!

Ally Houston: Shandy

This is a show where you don't really know what to expect. Ally describes it early on as "Lazy Prop Comedy". I'd love to explain what to expect, but that would ruin the 'magic' of surreal entertainment about a guy and his pet clown.

There are some moments of physical comedy, there is good use of video intermissions (well planned to provide comedy in itself) and excellent music from his keyboard & guitar to name but 2.

Ally has some good set-up and delivery of his humour and the projection is certainly inventive. He earns his appreciative whoops heard occasionally from the audience.

This is an hour that might interest someone keen on experimental theatre or even a whole new approach to story-telling comedy. Good marks for inventiveness and effort. But maybe not yet one for mass audience appreciation (unfortunately).

Ally Houston: Shandy is at The Mash House until 30th August, everyday (not 18th). At 9.20pm.

Suitability: 16+.

Tickets and more information are available here.

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Emrys Green

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Emrys is the Business & Projects manager at Upstart who runs Voice.

Alongside managing Voice and its related programmes of work Emrys manages web builds and live events through his own pursuits - with a wide encapsulation of the arts sector. Theatre, Dance, Circus, Spoken Word and a combination of contemporary and shakespearean work would all be in his wheelhouse.

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