Jeremy Lion Goes Green

****

4 Stars

Was it really 5 years ago that Justin Edwards last performed his creation Jeremy Lion at the Fringe, and got Perrier nominated if memory serves me correct.

Lion is back. The boozed up children’s entertainer has fallen on hard times and advised to go back on the road. In his trademark too tight outfit of clashing colours and ably assisted by keyboard playing Hilary Cox, who occasionally assists in the show itself Jeremy Lion is visited by a polar bear in a dream and with the aid of his shed is transported to a few locations to see the effect that greenhouse gasses are having on the environment.

But is the hard drinking, bumbling, larger than life character moved enough to change his ways?

There is a delicious surreal feel to this show that seems to have almost universal appeal. There was a wide age range at the show I saw, but it was a pretty general reaction of enjoyment throughout.

Although Lions plays the role of a children’s entertainer, this would not be suitable show for the youngsters given the content, however those young at heart should sign up now.

****

Reviewed by Geoff

Pleasance Queen Dome V23

4 to 30 August

20-20 to 21-20

Fringe Brochure P 77

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