The thing we like about the Soho Literary Festival is that it’s embracing people other than just straight-up writers, so we scuttled off to see Rich Fulcher at the Soho Theatre late last night, curious about how that would go down.
It turned out to be a mix of his Edinburgh show and a literary reading – both based on his book, Tiny Acts of Rebellion, in which Fulcher encourages us to indulge in Sticking It To The Man while maintaining our busy metropolitan lifestyles. With his unassuming voice and soft hand gestures, it’s hard to imagine him rebelling against anyone, never mind pouring his freshly produced urine into his airline neighbour’s drink. Or, you know, something that doesn’t involve getting one’s cock out on a plane.
It’s an oddly comforting thing to be gently wound down after a hectic week with subtlety and giggles, as opposed to the blasting raucousness of a comedy club. There’s some audience participation but it’s workshop-style and unpressured, perfect but the small but attentive audience. If Fulcher’s smart and entertaining event is indicative of how the rest of the Soho Literary Festival will pan out, we think it’s definitely worth investigating.