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Late Lunch With Biggins

“Star shines as chat-show host”
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Christopher Biggins has enjoyed a varied career in entertainment from the high drama of I, Claudius and the original Poldark series to light-hearted children’s television such as Rentaghost and On Safari.

For the last few decades, his chief acting credits have been in pantomime but in 2007, Biggins won I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, which introduced the entertainer to a whole new television audience.

Acting work aside, Biggins makes a wonderfully genial presenter and Late Lunch With Biggins is the perfect Edinburgh vehicle for him.

After a brief introduction, he automatically bonds with his audience, keeping it informal but conscious of the fairly strict format. His guests vary – on the day of this review, they included LBC radio presenter and political pundit Iain Dale, actor Graham Seed and Jacqueline Easson, moderator of the High Constables of Edinburgh.

Despite the broad differences between these guests, Biggins engages with each one in such a friendly, disarming manner that it becomes a rather intimate affair.

He’s unlikely to usurp Dale at LBC, but this is a man who knows how to put both the audience and the guests at ease. If any television network would care to engage Biggins for a regular gig, this fringe gem is the perfect audition.

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Production Details
Production nameLate Lunch With Biggins
VenuePleasance Dome
LocationEdinburgh
StartsJuly 31, 2019
EndsAugust 25, 2019
Running time1hr
CreatorChristopher Biggins
CastChristopher Biggins, Graham Seed, Iain Dale, Jacqueline Easson
ProducerCahoots Theatre
VerdictChristopher Biggins shines in the role of genial chat-show host
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