Al Murray - And Another Thing
Norwich Theatre Royal
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Paying up to £17.50 for an evening in the company of the world's most obnoxious Pub Landlord might seem a little excessive.
But when the publican in question is Al Murray, all manner of conventions fly out the window, and that was just fine for those who last night filled the Theatre Royal to see his latest show, And Another Thing.
Keeping up a sustained assault on students, call centre workers, those “in retail” (“you mean you work in a shop?”) and one unfortunate punter who looked “like a potato”, Murray on stage confirms what his sporadic appearances on TV and radio have always suggested: that he is the Jim Davidson for the iPod generation.
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Which is quite an achievement.
For while some might find parts of his routine uncomfortable (his efforts for charity include holding “dog fights in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind”), Murray's relentless, headlong charge into every possible cause for offence is surely the point.
- 1 The rise and fall of a beloved Norfolk wildlife park
- 2 Woman's life 'left in pieces' after being raped while unconscious
- 3 'One of life's gentlemen' - Neighbours describe killer's double life
- 4 Man in 50s dies after crash between car and bicycle
- 5 Village rounds on council over 'disgraceful' road resurfacing that covered cycle lanes and blocked drains
- 6 Builder opens shepherd huts on site with unusual feature
- 7 'I was in tears': Dentist can keep working despite failing 13 patients
- 8 Masks scrapped 'as early as next month' and over 35s jabs 'soon'
- 9 Part of A47 reopens after earlier accident
- 10 Couple in 80s given hospital treatment after alleged assault in village
Whether this constitutes being a fearless warrior against the evils of PC (as I overheard someone suggest in the interval) is, I would say, stretching it.
With his one-liners, put-downs and recurring catchphrases (“It's been a year”) the Pub Landlord is certainly an unforgettable creation.