Theatre review: Darren Maskell: A Woodlouse Trapped Under a Glass
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Scotsman review: Darren Maskell: A Woodlouse Trapped Under a Glass at Laughing Horse @ The Counting House (venue 170), reviewed by Sally Stott
The show, the show, the show’s about to start,” chants some music as Darren, larger than life in all senses, ﬂicks the lights on and off. With the Daz logo and “The National Trust” tattooed on his arm, he’s a great person to spend an hour with – a cross between a great mate and someone from another planet, and possibly (yes!) a woodlouse.
There are some brilliantly understated moments: the wryly observed details of cooking pasta and the tragedies of dating.
Darren is deliberately irreverent but the show needs more focus to work as something beyond a series of bizarre scenes.
MORE INFO: Darren Maskell: A Woodlouse Trapped Under a Glass is at Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, until 25 August.
Originally published in The Scotsman