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EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: SEYMOUR MACE, The Stand

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: SEYMOUR MACE, The Stand

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: SEYMOUR MACE, The Stand

Mace opens the show theatrically with a sombre mime, performed while wearing a homemade chicken costume and a call centre headset which are quickly abandoned along with the fourth wall as he undresses while talking through the construction of the giant chicken costume from charity shop bargains. If you're happy to get on board with this unconventional opening, there's a lot of fun to be had here.

There are some very funny set pieces including the Bob and Janis chicken based gameshow (chickens and eggs are a theme throughout), an inspired piece on the Beatles and Mace tearing into a motivational book and creating his own alternative version that reflects a lot more about real life, or at least life for Mace.

Mace discusses his childhood and is refreshingly honest about exactly who he was as a young man and who he feels he is now both on and off stage. He talks about the crippling nature of depression and the importance of taking time out to simply enjoy yourself.

Magical Shitcakes From Heaven provides this joyous escape for performer and audience alike, Mace looks like he is having a genuinely good time and we're happy to be along for the ride.

Timings and ticket information for Magical Shitcakes From Heaven are available on the edfringe website.

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