Theatre review: Pyramids of Margate, Hill Street Theatre

Martin Stewart. Picture: Bill Mackellar

Martin Stewart. Picture: Bill Mackellar

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EVERY Doctor Who fan should rush to see Martin Stewart’s solo show, The Pyramids of Margate, at the Hill Street Theatre. There are in-jokes, corny cracks and Who references in every breath.

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Stewart’s performance is energised and clear. His mission, to contact the sentient beings he is convinced exist somewhere in the universe.

This is certainly a niche show. The first half works very well, Stewart presents himself as fan with a charming and self-deprecating irony. However in the second half that irony is lost, replaced by the enthusiasm of finding a solution to his quest.

From that point on the show is undiluted fanaticism, which the Doctor Who brigade will take straight, but Fringe-goers at large may well find a tad baffling.

Who fans, whereever you are, go and wallow in Whovian excess.

Until 25 August