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Terry Saunders: Missed Connections
I saw you last year, I had a beard and cardigan, you were shaped like an audience, you laughed and cried. Would like to see you again.
Nominated for a 2008 Chortle award for best show.
Until the Fringe programme introduces a section dedicated to whimsical, wistful storytelling, gentle warm-hearted shows like this will find themselves categorised next to raucous gag merchants, with whom comparison is impossible.
Itís Daniel Kitsonís fault, really, opening comedy up to touching new areas previously only occupied by flighty acoustic indie bands. The guy in Terry Saundersís show wearing a Ben Folds T-shirt was most definitely at the right gig.
But while Missed Connections is funny in the places it needs to be, itís not consistently hilarious as Kitsonís shows are. Likewise itís sweet and endearing, but canít quite muster an emotional pull. Itís tough to hate an hour thatís so sincere and well-intentioned Ė but itís tough to unreservedly recommend it, too, as it is most definitely aimed at a certain demographic of romantic artsy types, and doesnít try to appeal beyond that tight group.
He sets up the tale with a personal preamble about the Ďmissed connectionsí adverts many local newspapers and listing guides now carry, where lonely people too hesitant to act on a passing glance or smile with a stranger ponder what might have been, and belatedly, desperately, try to kindle a romance by seeking them out through the press.
Saundersís story concerns Ethyl, whoís addicted to both eye tests, thus providing the prerequisite quirkiness, and reading these ads online in the hope Ė rather like Saunders himself - that she will be the subject of someone elseís missed connection. Then, one day, she gets carried away with herself and starts dabbling in the lives of the unattached people who have place the ads.
The tender tale unfolds, illustrated with home-made drawings which demonstrate a certain amateurish charm, and more than a little wit, to reinforce the simple, blissfully naÔve atmosphere of the whole piece.
Reviews that say Ďitís all right if you like this sort of thingí are always a cop-out Ė after all isnít that a logical certainty Ė but itís a struggle to avoid that conclusion here. Saunders wonít win over any waverers as thereís no hidden depths to his work, but if charming, daydreamy whimsy is your bag, Saunders can fill it.
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett
It's heartwarming and honest and damn right funny as well. It touched my heart and my funny bone too. I'd had never heard of this Mr Terry Saunders before but now I will never forget him; almost missed this show but now it has to be one of my favourites since coming to the fringe 5 years.
Superb. A real feel good hour. Recommended.
Amazing show, touching, gentle and funny. Saunders is a talented storyteller with a huge heart. My favourite show this Fringe so far.
Missed connections are those times you see someone and catch their eye, but never get their number or see them again. It could be the beginning of a beautiful thing, but never is. Terry Saunders tells of his own missed connections, and uses drawing to illustrate the story of someone else who loves missed connections. This is a great heartwarming show, and youíll never smile at someone on the bus and think of it in the same way again. Itís a genuinely fluffy show that makes you feel all warm inside. Go see it. 4 out of 5.