A show about failing, failure, how to fail and why you sometimes have to fail to
Fresh from an acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe run, BAFTA-nominated star, Spencer Jones, comes to Soho Theatre in this joyful hour of goofery. An unlikely hero dressed in white tights and a T-shirt with a photo of a budgie on it. Childlike and cheeky, The Herbert would much rather splurge cash on trinkets from the internet than knuckle under. He’s amassed quite a collection and has more than a few ideas of how he can pass the time with them. His wife and relatives despair of him, he’s a dad after all – and there is something strangely wrong about his baby son! Finding and quickly losing a job in a nuclear power plant, and waiting on hospital results for his son, The Herbert cheers himself with some mucking about of the highest order, using objects from the ordinary to the plain weird in ways beyond what they were intended for. It’s something to do right? Over 16s only. Running time: 1 hour.
"Spencer Jones has built one of the silliest, most consuming shows of the Fringe."