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Eric's Tales of the Sea – a Submariner's Yarn

As far as Fringe shows go, this is one of the most original and intriguing I've ever seen. Eric's Tales of the Sea combines comedic tales of life, a documentary-style explanation of the submariner's ordeal, and Eric's personal tongue-in-cheek approach to life and shenanigans aboard a submarine. These are the types of stories you expect to hear down the pub over a few drinks: laid-back, honest, entirely amusing. Only this one comes with a bonus slide show.

From his humble beginnings as a submariner-in-training (and the trials associated with such a choice of career), through to life on and off the boat, Eric reminisces over both the hilarious and the devastating in his fancy white turtle-neck — which I commend him for wearing, despite the sweltering heat. Here is a man dedicated to his show.

If you're looking for non-stop laughs and a pure stand-up comedy routine, you'll not find it here. But I believe that this is better. There is a fascinating world to discover through Eric's show — not just a world underwater, but also the world that is formed through the precious bonds that are shared between life-long friends. As a side note, anyone who is, was, or knows someone in the armed services, you'll get a kick out of these stories and Eric's style of comedy.

As a lover of comedy, documentaries, and tales down the pub, Eric's show struck a solid chord with me. I would definitely recommend checking it out.

★★★★

For show times and to book tickets, see the Fringe guide.

Jessica Savage

Jessica Savage

Scientist, musician, lover of puns, equally and not always in that order. Easily bribed by food. Wishes to be an astronaut but is ultimately far too lazy for that sort of thing.

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