Alan Davies – Little Victories 5***** - One4Review
one4review | On 08, Aug 2014
Having seen last years work in progress show I was looking forward to seeing the polished version and Little Victories certainly didn’t disappoint. It uses the best bits of the trial material from last year plus some new added gems.
Alan is a loveable chap and the audience warmed to him immediately as he finds out which decade they were born, the range was from the 1930s up to the 1990s which shows the universal appeal of this artist. There won’t, I imagine, be many people who don’t know of Alan Davies because of his regular appearance on QI, Jonathan Creek and many more TV and Radio shows but stand up is where he began and it’s something he’s exceptionally good at.
In his usual relaxed, endearing manner he chats about life in general, the adverse effects of getting older, humorous stories about his children’s antics and his elderly dispassionate father who has mellowed now he has alzeimers. I particularly liked his schoolboy stories including his trip to Italy with his combat radio in tow, his mister men stickers, the tennis ball incident and of course the anecdote that gave the show its title involving the filling of a cake baked for his father.
The audience were in fits of laughter throughout the show which passed far too quickly. If you can still get a ticket it’s well worth a visit but sadly he’s only here for 4 nights.
Reviewed by Sharon
21.00 to 22.00