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Martin Mor Is BLOCKED

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Come and get your protest on with Martin Mor and discover just what it takes to get blocked by the famous and the infamous.

It’s not often that someone can claim they got to chat online with the President of the USA – even if it was before he was the President.

But how many can claim that the not-quite-Pres was so personally affronted that he decided to block you on Twitter, all because of a golf course and a four-letter word that’s completely unrelated to golf?

Hailing from Northern Ireland, Mor returns this year with his trademark accent and charm to FRINGE WORLD Festival.

Mor’s firecracker storytelling and warmth draws you into a plot involving Scottish grannies, policemen in short shorts and a creative take on epidurals.

The tales come fast and loose with plenty of quips sourced from the crowd that are skilfully woven into Mor’s world of placard waving and rallying.

Within minutes the place becomes an intimate space for Mor to banter with the crowd, and he continues to take his time throughout the show to get to know everyone.

Get ready to participate as Mor chimes in with the audience often, and his tales of uprising and fighting for what you believe in take a detour to explore how the locals feel on some of these issues, as well as to play aspiring matchmaker to a few lucky audience members.

The side-laughs from these interactions are punchy, though at times a little crude, as Mor talks taste in music, gun ownership and street fights.

You may at times need to think sharp to keep up, but these digressions are ultimately welcome as they keep everyone switched in and switched on.

Mor’s animated storytelling and audience engagement shines in this lively, fun show.

He comes prepared with his own cardboard signs covered in slogans, and thoughtfully brings a blank spare for anyone who wants to advocate for their own cause.

He’ll even join in with you, at the end of the show, in support and solidarity. Who knows, if you’re lucky, he may even bring along his troop of Scottish grannies.

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Mikhalina-Dombrovskaya

Review by Mikhalina Dombrovskaya on 19 Jan 2019

Since moving to Perth, the abundant sunshine, pristine beaches and sizzling antics of Fringe have kept Mikhalina nourished and endlessly entertained. A lover of all things quirky and mind-bendy, and with a passion for writing, she hopes her reviews will entice even the shyest of critters to venture beyond the known and embrace FRINGE WORLD 2019.