Pete Otway: Six Years From Then (Pete Otway / Fluid Thinking)
By Daisy Malt | Published on Sunday 28 August 2016
Bookended by a love story, Pete Otway’s debut solo stand-up show delves into a somewhat challenging six-year period of his life. He’s got the traditional anecdotes about friends, family and a gap year in Australia, which all provide good laughs and help us get to know him. But it’s the second half that provides the substance, as he talks of wrestling with mental ill health that leaves him afraid of being alone with people, for fear he will do them harm. It’s an open, honest and important insight into an issue people need to discuss more. Obviously it’s lighter on laughs, but it leads to a happy conclusion and a reminder that getting help is a lot more useful than fighting alone.
Just The Tonic at The Mash House, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Daisy Malt]