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Rory Bremner - The Scourge Of Westminster!
Phil Hopkins, Theatre & Travel Correspondent
Rory Bremner
When Donald Trump strolled into the White House the happiest man alive must have been political satirist and impressionist, Rory Bremner.

His Party Political tour steamed into Huddersfield's Lawrence Batley Theatre last night and exited two hours later refusing to take any political prisoners!

If Lon Chaney was Hollywood's Man of a Thousand Faces, then surely Bremner has to be the man of a thousand voices and scourge of Westminster.

Also by Phil Hopkins...
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His verbal, acidic humour, more prolific than Rome's Trevi Fountain, is made all the funnier when the banality and sheer ridiculousness of his comments are wrapped up in the voices of Boris, Blair and, of course, 'isn't it wonderful?' Trump. Hilarious!

His 'man and mic' style is totally informal and requiring of no props, for Bremner is the consummate professional who has spent years learning how to make his job look easy.

It is little surprise that he has been in our lives for well over two decades, and has won back-to-back BAFTAs for Top Comedy Performances as well as three Royal Television Society and two British Comedy Awards.

The Lawrence Batley seats around 450-500 people and, even though it was packed, it felt as if Bremner had just joined us all in the lounge. He chatted freely, invited comment and was politely heckled. The odd C word did come from his mouth, everyone howled in laughter and he apologised like a naughty schoolboy!

Bremner's second half guest, Jan Ravens, his female equivalent and a Theresa May doppelganger, was equally brilliant and their two-chair, interview style chat worked perfectly, each slipping into different characters.

British comedian - Jo Caulfield - was equally funny but a different kettle of fish with a raconteur, storytelling style, that left everyone in raptures as she described how her husband confirmed to a German hooker that he was married to a transvestite!

Great entertainment at a great venue.

Rory Bremner - The Scourge Of Westminster!, 9th June 2017, 17:23 PM