I ♥ Peterborough, Joel Horwood’s (I Caught Crabs In Walberswick), new comic show takes the form of a chaotic cabaret act fronted by Lulu a big bloke with a thirty-something son, six-inch heels, a dodgy wig and a riveting story to tell.
The father and son double-act are Peterborough born and bred. Both brought up in this overlooked city best known for its brickworks, railway station and passport office. In seventy minutes the family’s lives are laid bare whilst, in the background, the sounds of the Sex Pistols, David Bowie and Kate Bush underscore the family history.
This is a frenetic story of ‘growing up gay’ in a provincial city complete with wedgies in the school bogs and heavy petting at the lido!