"Just 'cause I'm in Neighbours, they write 'Sold Out' beside me name." Mark Little's reputation as Joe Mangel precedes him, but his performance makes no concessions to the character. He rants, freeform, encompassing anything from Land Of The Giants to the perversions of Lombards (Oz yuppies: Loads Of Money But A Real Dork). Little relies on audience reaction (even a bloke nipping out to the loo generates several minutes' worth), and, although he never dries up, when starved of feedback his semi-set pieces flap a little loosely in the wind.
Written for The Independent.
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