Saturday 6th August, 19.15
Summerhall is one of Darkchat's favourite venues, hosting memorable and thought-provoking shows and it was here
that I commenced this year's Fringe Festival with Robert Newman's show about the brain.
It was a beautiful Saturday evening and the Main Hall at Summerhall was full. Robert Newman's splendidly tweedy
costume was an uncomfortable choice for a warm room but appropriate, as he doesn't quite seem to belong to this
century. The theme was prompted by his participation in a brain-imaging experiment which led him to research the
subject and the show is expertly woven together with comic characters, memorably silly props and music to help
illustrate points, making the subject more accessible.
Whilst watching the show, it did occur to me that perhaps the BBC should consider giving this talented performer a
series and let Prof Brian Cox and Dara O'Briain have the occasional day off?
If you have an interest in science and also enjoy laughing then this is the perfect show for you.