REVIEW: Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life, Surgeon’s Hall, Edinburgh Fringe ✭✭✭✭

Last Updated on 16th August 2023

Paul T Davies reviews Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life at Space @ Surgeon’s Hall as part of the Edinburgh Fringe.

Tomatoes Tried To Kill Me
Photo: Lauren Hamm

Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life
Space @ Surgeon’s Hall, Edinburgh Fringe
4 Stars
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Now a sold out Fringe classic, this is Keith Alessi’s personal story of how tomatoes did try and kill him, and how his love of banjos and the playing of them did save his life. It’s got to be the most affable show on the Fringe, a respite from the bustle of the Fringe.

Formally a successful CEO of many companies, Keith now shares his experience and all profits go to local charities, he has raised a fortune by doing this show. He is friendly and the story is honest and quite moving. He has a lovely line in self deprivation humour and the banjo playing is pretty damn good, despite what he says!

It’s like walking into his living room and sinking into the sofa, it’s that friendly. Extra shows have been added, so don’t miss out!

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