Having delivered a great debut hour last year, Jacob Hawley continues his rise with another solid show.
It’s titled Faliraki, after the Greek resort that hosts many a lads’ holiday. It was here that one of the two love stories the show’s main body is centred around takes place.
Hawley recalls falling in love with a Slovakian girl, with the only shared dialect between them being the “language of love”.
This plays more of a sideshow to the other romance, that of Jacob and his current girlfriend, tales from which lead up to the most poignant moment of the show.
Jacob’s show touches on hot button topics including lad culture, veganism and feminism but it does so in a more thoughtful, insightful way than many other shows would.
This is partly down to Jacob weaving his own experiences of class, identity and struggles with mental health throughout.
He’s as talented with a quick punchline as he is with sharing deeply personal information with a room full of strangers.
The room was packed to the rafters for this show – quite literally, as it was in The Mash House’s Attic room – and deservedly so – Jacob is definitely one to watch.