Adam Riches Rides!

Riches creates a dazzling array of characters in Adam Riches Rides! The risk assessment forms for the Pleasance Beside may have to get rewritten following some of the audience interaction and for the sake of the health of his co-performers.The show opens with Adam Riches as Pierce Brosnan. As a centaur. Strutting his horsey stuff around the stage, finally able to come out to us with his true nature. Yes, this is surreal character comedy. The show does not let up pace for a second, with Riches bringing on one character after another at breakneck speed. There’s loud music and sound effects, and something of a cowboy theme appearing on occasion (where I presume the reference Rides! comes in, though this is not throughout the whole show). The sound balance wasn’t quite at its best at the start on the day that I saw the show, making some of the words to Riches/ Brosnan’s first song a bit muffled over the music, but in the end this certainly didn’t ruin my enjoyment.Where this show stands out from the crowd was with some awesome audience participation. I don’t want to spoil what I thought turned into one of the best pieces of the show, but I doubt that young Ali from Edinburgh will ever drink a carton of bio-yoghurt again. I’m not even sure I will.Don’t go along if you’re not willing to get involved or if you are easily scared. If you all willing to be immersed in this talented, physical comedian’s strange world, do get along for an hour brilliant laughs. You won’t regret it (unless, possibly, you sit in the front row).

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The Blurb

'Gloriously funny character comic' (Scotsman) Adam Riches returns with a brand new hour of 'raucous daftness' (Metro). Total sell-out 2009 'Rogue Males' ***** (Chortle); **** (Times); **** (Scotsman); **** (Metro); **** (List); **** (Fest); **** (ThreeWeeks).

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