Who, Me is back for its second consecutive run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year. Written, directed and performed by ex-teacher Robert Lloyd, this loud show celebrates being a dedicated Dr Who fan to the maximum. With a bit of heart, this comedy sketch sentimentally explores the reasoning behind why loving something to this extent is necessary. In this one-man show, Doctor Who superfan Lloyd puts the Doctor on trial in order to determine whether or not his fascination helped or hindered his life.
Robert Lloyd is more than a Doctor Who fanatic; he is the pure embodiment of fandom itself. His excitement, charisma and stage presence helps him to cheer on a shy audience into a collective that’s keen and ready to participate. His unmistakable resemblance to the tenth Doctor, David Tennant, certainly helps too and he impersonates him to perfection, ultimately immersing the audience into the world of this famous series.
Even though this show is full of relevant time travel references, most of the jokes and puns revolve around Doctor Who. At times, the pace slows down with obscure references that not even the fans of the show understand and the story seems to get repetitive. If you are not a fan of the series or have never seen it then it is likely that this show will go over your head. However, for fans looking for an impressive homage to the series, then Who, Me is exactly your niche.
Words: Miriam Larrainzar
Who, Me, Gilded Balloon at Rose Theatre, Aug 2-28, 8.15pm