Relevant as Ever
A Fringe veteran commands the stage
by Zoe Erwin-Longstaff
Having seen Jem Rolls myself, a few Fringes past, I suspected I was in for a treat. One of his old routines “We won” – a tirade of British triumphalism – left a durable impression I grinningly recount as my favourite Fringe moment. Before curtain, I worried that perhaps he would borrow too much from antecedent performances; that his shtick might have grown stale over the years. Not so. Rolls is as relevant as ever, bringing his representative performativity to fresh material.
Read some of the works by Rolls which appear in the piece