Tonight Sandy Grierson Will Lecture, Dance and Box
Grierson is a master when it comes to interacting with his audience, assigning administrative roles, bringing audience members on board to play various parts in the story he tells and even instructing the crowd in the intricacies of paper folding. The key to Grierson's success here is the actor's easy-going manner, along with the wit and flair of the script, which was co-written by Grierson and his director Lorne Campbell.
persuasive is when Grierson moves from jocular to sincere in his
attempt to impress upon us the importance of the show's underlying
message. The piece's later forays into transubstantiation and moralising feel
rather heavy-handed compared to Grierson's earlier passionate and funny exploration of Arthur
Craven's life, making for an ending that ultimately fails in what it sets out to achieve. The majority of Tonight Sandy Grierson Will Lecture, Dance and Box, however, is hugely entertaining and imaginative and certainly worth an hour of your time.