Richard Gadd: Monkey See Monkey Do TweetShareSharePin0 SharesRichard Gadd had a stunning Fringe in 2015. Initially, it’s a mystery that he’s performing at the Free Fringe, in a venue he could fill three or four times over, but as the show develops it becomes painfully clear. This is a very different beast. It’s a total gear shift, a subversion of the one-man play, a confessional driven by delicately insecure internal monologues. The monkey is the nagging prehistoric voice in his mind, the negative manifestation of a horrific event some six years previous. He plays the comedy with some of the same multimedia cheat codes of last year. Videos, pre-recorded voices and the overall high-concept, masks the neat, but sometimes predictable humour, whilst the show slips into drama. But, unlike Waiting for Gaddot, this is all him. A cunning subversion of his profile used to blow open perceptions of manliness and the stigma surrounding depression. It earned him a standing ovation. Words: Tom Crosby Richard Gadd: Monkey See Monkey Do, Banshee Labyrinth, Aug 8-28, 9.45pm TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.