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A Tension to Detail

THREE STARS While it's scattered and unfinished, if you’re looking for a truly unique storyteller with a comedic bent this may be well worth your time.

THREE STARS | Gerard Harris has a manic, scattered and utterly captivating delivery

(That's Enough Drama)

Rating: ★★★

Company: That's Enough Drama, London

Genre: Storytelling

Venue: 5 — Son of Warehouse

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It must be acknowledged I probably did not see Gerard Harris on his finest night.

His Friday show hit a bump about midway, when a couple left the theatre during a point in his autobiographical monologue dealing with sexual abuse — possibly triggered by the story.

It ended after running 15 minutes over time, apparently with at least one episode from his life left untold — and leaving the show without anything really resembling an ending.

So I can't tell you how it ends. I can tell you Harris is clearly hugely talented, a cut above most storytellers. Pushing beyond simple autobiography, his life story becomes a story about story. "Never trust the teller, trust the tale," he says.

It all felt scattered and unfinished to me — perhaps related to the fact the performance I saw was scattered and unfinished.- Joff Schmidt

The teller here has a manic, scattered and utterly captivating delivery. It's part stand-up, part storytelling, part treatise on the nature of truth.

Still, it all felt scattered and unfinished to me — perhaps related to the fact the performance I saw was scattered and unfinished.

But if you're looking for a truly unique storyteller with a comedic bent, this may be well worth your time.

With any luck, you'll get to find out how it ends.

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