Edinburgh Fringe Reviews: Amsterdam

Amsterdam   *** (Three Stars)

Jahmar Ngozi, Solomon Adams and Danielle Allen. theSpace @ Jury’s Inn. August 17th. 8.05 PM. £8 (£5 concessions).

Amsterdam is unlike any other show I have seen at the Fringe this year. For one, it incorporates both music and improvisation, but perhaps more importantly the style of its delivery is completely different to most shows billed as spoken word. Ngozi a...

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