This tour was supposed to only take him to places beginning with M or W, so his stop in Norwich was unexpected.
It is the Playhouse’s indefatigable Caroline Richardson we have to thank for the visit. She convinced him that the venue being in Mancroft Ward meant we qualified, and the sell out audience was glad she did.
Damsons, the long-sighted, and the spelling of skiing were among Watson’s targets in this amiable show, with semi-scripted material mixed with gentle audience interaction.
The off-the-cuff discussions with younger audience members got some of the biggest laughs.
He was honest about his personal difficulties, particularly the challenges of parenthood and growing older.
Watson’s shows are warm and engaging, like a generous slug of red wine, but there were sharper notes in the bouquet. It would be interesting to see him get the hard stuff out.