Thankfully, the title of this show is misleading. Trevor Lock’s Amateur Sex Tape Theory is less about inexpert pornographic productions and more about awkward liaisons on French nudist beaches. Having been scarred by a proposition from a naked Frenchman whilst holidaying in the Riviera, Lock discusses sexuality and nudity in technical detail after the encounter left him questioning his identity and how weird most people appear when they are naked.
The show started slowly. The meagre audience, whilst quite receptive, took a while to warm up and Lock’s awkward mannerisms were not instantly likeable. However, as the show progressed, he seemed to get into his stride and the anecdotes began to flow as his delivery improved. By the end of the performance, you were able anticipate Lock’s rapid changes in direction, where one topic meshed into the next and ridiculous premises were created.
Conscious of his small audience, Lock seemed a little disappointed with his gig. Although he became increasingly funny throughout the show, he began to seem a little depleted, making those who were laughing feel a bit unacknowledged. Lock’s interesting observations and fast delivery show he has potential as a comic, but his lack of enthusiasm may be a bit off-putting to his underappreciated audience.