‘Anorak of Fire: The Life and Times of Gus Gascoigne’ Review

Performing the endearing and comic monologue by Stephen Dinsdale, Billy Buckingham steps into the shoes (preferably highly practical trainers) of the geeky Gus Gascoigne, trainspotter. Anecdotes on awkward dates, all nighters and most importantly, Crewe station – the Monte Carlo of trainpotting.

A one man show brilliantly and believably acted. Buckingham certainly fits the part of the bemused, naïve, yet determined trainspotter, and has the stamina to keep the whole show light hearted and very, very funny.

Lots of laughs and giggles from the audience showed their appreciation for this gentle comedy. If you’re coming to TheatreFest, be sure not to miss this show. If you’re lucky, you may even find out the origin story of the famous ‘Anorak of Fire’…

As Gus Gascoigne says, "you’ve either got it, or you haven’t". I’d say Buckingham has definitely got it.

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