Danny O'Brien: RaconTour

Opening with a clever video, this is a light hearted look at Danny's journey to Edfringe 2017.

Danny O'Brien: RaconTour

The show has a good story arc, with a couple of interesting twists. It's nice that it has a start, middle, and end. You are kept interested in the outcome (which isn't just the fact he actually got to Edfringe 2017) and there are certainly some funny parts of the story that gets the audience chuckling.

It is a late evening show (starting at 10.20pm) and is well put together in quite a fitting space in Underbelly Cowgate. It does well to have you enjoy the story; it is simply Danny O'Brien and a mic on a stage. But his words conjure up the settings very well. He doesn't rely on sets or lots of props, it's all about a well delivered story. The story about his tour on a beaten up old motorbike and the quest for his father thrown in for good measure.

Unfortunately the show isn't as funny or raucous as I feel it could be. Maybe he's kept it quite true and naturalistic, but this promised to be a comedy and it didn't really deliver. It was funny, but only in a light hearted way, and when there's so much to choose from I don't think this show stands out from the crowd. He's clearly a good story teller, and I hope his next show better represents his comedic side.

For tickets and more information visit the Ed Fringe website.


Emrys Green

Emrys Green Voice Team

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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