Matt Roper: Wilfredo Deconstructed

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Scotsman review (comedy): Matt Roper: Wilfredo Deconstructed at Heroes @ The Hive (Venue 313). Review by Kate Copstick.

I worry about his health – he has a dreadful cough, apparently uncontrollable flatulence and is suffering, he confides, from constipation – but Wilfredo is as much of a charmer as ever.
Ladies will be delighted to know that we are looked after with incense and flowers as well as his trademark sexy songs and sensual hips.

Of course he sometimes gets a little tetchy but only if we, his audience, make a noise that is not applause. And why should we? This is a man that Tom Jones reveres, a man adored all over the world, a man whose ass is registered as an area of outstanding natural beauty. And the songs are timeless. Before our very eyes, Wilfredo becomes a stallion, a bull and, more unexpectedly, a beaver. We get a medley of his greatest hits and manage to persuade him to give us an encore.

Despite there only being four ladies in the audience amongst many more gentlemen, Wilfredo works his sexual magic on us all.

I am sure the lads in the front row learned a lot from this master of seduction by song. You will fall a little bit in love with Wilfredo. We all did.

Until 24 August. Today 6:30pm.

Originally published in The Scotsman

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