Thomas Nelstrop: Great(ish) Hits

It’s 2012, we are in a field, I’ve forgotten my tent, Hunters and pac-a-mac, but who cares; it’s Music In a Field with Jonni Music, the Great(ish) and most bizarre music festival that has ever existed and all I can say is, let the hilarity begin.

Thomas Nelstrop brings a near perfect and fully loaded hour of music comedy to his audience. Starting with his genius creation Jonni Music, we are introduced to the music festival that will end all music festivals. Complete with a star studded line up Jools Holland, Damon Albarn, Jimmy Hendrix and Radiohead to name a few, Nelstrop parodies these musical geniuses like no one before him.

The show wades through the whole music festival experience, from Weatherman to festival loser - the dim witted yet lovable Anthony - and not forgetting an ever intrusive ME4 presenter. Nelstrop manages to manically jump from characters to character. For the full hour Nelstrop doesn’t let up and you have to admire the energy he possesses as he never loses pace. His writing is deliciously creative and his seamless links impress and leave the audience wondering where they will end up next. A personal highlight were his inner monologues, which were cleverly delivered with total conviction.

Nelstrop’s talent lies within his parodies and seems to be comfortably at home; his lyrics and impressions are spot on. I do feel however, that his original characters still need a little ironing out before they become fully appreciated.

There is no doubt about it though, this lad can deliver. For the full Music in a Field experience get yourself to the Attic, it will perfectly set you up for an evening of festival madness.

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The Blurb

A barnstorming debut solo hour from a man who has quite literally been on television. This riotous one-man music festival is a euphoric mix of character comedy and songs. 'Hilarious' (Sun). 'Gleefully vicious' (NME).

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