Dave Gorman With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint at The Lowry Review

5-8 September 2018


Reviewed by Mark and Beverly Cartwright

The Lowry theatre in Salford Quays, Manchester is a beautiful building, and never fails to disappoint as a superb venue, offering a choice of comfortable bars and seating areas. The box office staffs are friendly and willing to help with any queries or requests for assistance.

With ‘Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint’ is a comedy show lasting around 2 hours 45 minutes with a 20 minute interval.

On the night we went, the show was well attended by a receptive Lowry audience. The audience was mixed in terms of ages, but all seemed to be adults. The show is definitely more suited to adults, due to the use of language rather than the content. The F word is used throughout the show.

Dave Gorman, a comedian well known from television, is supported early in the show by a less familiar comedian, Nick Doody. As a warm up act Nick had a more gentle and reflective approach, but was not afraid to cover controversial and diverse topics including Jeremy Corbyn, Donald Trump and Brexit. He also demonstrated good musical skills as he interspersed his act with musical comedy.

As the title of his tour suggests, Dave Gorman uses PowerPoint as the backdrop to present his analysis on life and current affairs. He delivers the material at a rapid pace, demonstrating great command of the PowerPoint, whilst clearly delivering his lines. It was a very polished performance, yet delivered in a very unassuming style.

Late comers, should beware, his PowerPoint presentation seemed to be prepared for all eventualities.

The observational comedy from Dave Gorman was superb, and the unpicking of the television programme ‘Cash in the Attic’ was particularly hilarious. Dave Gorman really does have an eye for details which he translates into fabulous comedy.

The evening flew by and seemed to be over in a flash which underlined for us what an enjoyable and entertaining evening it had been.

After the show Dave Gorman made himself available in the foyer, signing his books and patiently posing for photographs.

This show offered good value and was thoroughly entertaining.

As a rating we would give this show 4 out of 5.

P.S. Don’t leave early or you will miss the giraffe joke.

Rating: 4/5

Tickets cost £31 (booking fees may apply).

Dave Gorman is at The Lowry in Manchester from 5-8 September 2018, for more information or to book tickets visit www.thelowry.com or call the box office on 0843 208 6000.

The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester, M50 3AZ | 0843 208 6000


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