REVIEW: SCOTT AGNEW I’VE SNAPPED MY BANJO STRING, LET’S JUST TALK (Gilded Balloon at the Counting House) ★★★
Following his 2012 hit Edinburgh Fringe show ‘Tales of the Sauna’, Glaswegian comedian Scott Agnew returns to the festival this year with his new show ‘I’ve Snapped My Banjo String, Let’s Just Talk’ at the Gilded Balloon Counting House.
Scott Agnew bares his soul in this show, with stories of his addictions to drink, drugs and even sex, throughout his life. It’s a very personal show and Scott even covers the topic of contracting the HIV virus which he is now living with.
Perhaps because it was the first show of the run, or because the story being told was such a personal one, the performance was slightly uncomfortable to watch with nervous fumblings and constant adjustments to the microphone stand.
‘I’ve Snapped My Banjo String, Let’s Just Talk’ is a very honest account of Scott Agnew’s hardest moments of life he has had to get through and there are lots of laugh out loud moments that get the audience laughing. At times the political nature of some topics felt forced upon the audience but this clearly just came out of his passion for the cause. Crudely funny but perhaps at times overstepping the line (calling himself a ‘dirty poof’ and slightly demoralising himself).
Reviewed by West End Wilma
Scott Agnew: I’ve Snapped My Banjo String, Let’s Just Talk is playing at 10pm every day until 29 August 2016 at the Gilded Balloon Counting House