Micky Flanagan: Back in the Game: Leicester Square Theatre, London, 2013
I had never seen Micky Flanagan until I saw him at the Leicester Square in London in 2013. I had always made a point of seeing him but never got the chance and for some reason, presumably because of his name, I thought he was Irish. I was wrong and when I saw him on his Back In The Game tour playing in his home city, his increasing loyal following were not disappointed. The theatre was packed as he casually strolled onto the stage full of confidence and mischievous Cockney cockiness. Everything from drug taking to supermarket checkouts was scrutinised in his own inimitable way which made the audience convulse with laughter.
Flanagan is a very funny man. He has gone on to play arenas very successfully and is now an extremely popular comedian. But watching him in intimate surroundings sitting in the front of the fair-sized Leicester Square Theatre gave me a unique insight in the development of his unique, original comedy and as a result delivered an extremely entertaining evening.