The Dome, Brighton
Well, another year another Stewart Lee show to sate the Middle Class Metropolitan Elite which make up all his audience (probably). The writing for this new show was starting before Brexit and Trump and was going to based on the 1818 romantic painting by Casper David Friedrich ‘Wanderer above the Sea of Fog’ and was an attempt to produce a tour that could run until next year. But the crazy events of last year derailed him to a certain extant.
Brexit and Trump are referenced in a very clever way at the beginning of both halves but is only part of the show as Lee mostly gets back on track railing against other comics and how he buys his own DVDs and Books second-hand just to make a few extra pennies. The second half is a bit more structured with most taken up with a smutty section on our Grand Parents S&M practices but is a broadside on how everything is so easy to obtain these days in a consumerist society. Ending on a wonderful call back to ‘Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog’
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