Charlie Pickering: Auto

Above all else, Charlie Pickering is an engaging storyteller - even if that contradicts the premise of his Edinburgh show, in which he struggles to write his autobiography.

Concentrating pretty much exclusively on his childhood, Pickering spins a thoroughly engrossing tale of self-discovery. He acts out the people who shaped his life; although these are not a grotesque butt-of-the-joke characterisations, but well drawn and fondly remembered individuals from his past.

It's a relaxed and laid back pace told with much to laugh at. His stories come to life, and even the most mundane details become fascinating. With a strikingly simple set, lighting is used to great effect to transport us instantly across decades. This is a polished show, and Pickering delivers it confidently. Above all else, Charlie Pickering is an engaging storyteller.

Reviews by Pete Shaw

Assembly George Square Studios

The House

★★★★★
theSpace on the Mile

Grace Notes

★★★
Greenwich Theatre

The Jungle Book

★★★
Greenwich Theatre

A Midsummer Night's Dream

★★★★
Multiple Venues

A Spoonful Of Sherman

★★★★★
Pleasance Theatre

Assassins

★★★★

The Blurb

Charlie Pickering is about to help you re-discover the simple joy of a good story, with readings from his unpublished and, as yet, unlived autobiography.