Edd Hedges takes us on a story about an event that happened in his home village, the less you know about the show the better of an experience you’ll have, guiding through it’s twists and turns before it’s inevitable climax.
The reason why this show works is down to Hedges’ story telling, it’s not material that any comic could pick up and run with. As an audience we’re instantly disarmed by Hedges’ charm and likability. Although the story in question is often clunky in it’s structure, we’re given a perfect characterisation of his family, friends and village, enough to paint a clear visualisation of the situation.
While it may not have laughs-per-minute, Edd Hedges’ Wonderland takes you on a journey. It’s impact maybe doubted due it’s validity (we’re informed there’s only three lies in the show, two of we don’t know about), but it’s a different hour you wont forget in the weeks to come and will be left to ponder on.
Edd Hedges: Wonderland is on at 4pm everyday at the Gilded Balloon Teviot until the 27th August