Simon Evans: Genius 4**** - One4Review
one4review | On 12, Aug 2017
Simon Evans is, this year, attempting to evoke genius. He feels it might be needed in the world right about now. He discusses a little of what that could look like, and ends up borrowing an audience member’s glasses, briefly, that make him look the spitting image of Jeremy Corbyn.
When he started talking about his age, especially the old stereotype of forgetting what you went upstairs for by the time you get there, it looked a little trite, but he expands it, adds extra colour, and turns that into a whole detailed bit that works well.
He covers a lot – prostate exams, charity dinners, Callum Best, getting a shed, his father, octogenarian voting habits, judging other people, Kenneth Clarke’s Civilisation, the Guinness Book of Records, John Stuart Mill.
Finally, he suggests a radical solution to all the political problems in the world today – but I wont spoil it, go see the show yourself.
Reviewed by Gill
Assembly George Square Studios
20:20 – 21:20