Jimmy Hogg – A Brief History of Petty Crime: A Review

Bunbury Magazine – 

Jimmy Hogg presents the story of how being a juvenile delinquent in Plymouth lead to him being in an horrific accident. From the very beginning, this is an engrossing and engaging story. Jimmy has a sharp and vivid for for beautiful detail, bringing this story to life with rich imagery coupled with mime and acting.

There is a wonderful rhythm to this story, carried by two simultaneously travelling narratives – the story of the climactic car crash and the criminal escapades he was involved in with his best friend, from a hostel in which he found himself living. Jimmy knows exactly how to use silence and the negative space around the words of the story to punch home the morals and lessons that bubble underneath the narrative.

This is an expertly and well-researched show that moves through the gears at a rate that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. Jimmy is also not afraid of cutting away from the story to engage with the audience on a personal level, filling in spaces and giving us a glimpse behind the curtain.

This is a show that needs to be seen, that will not fail to leave you with lessons that you can carry to the rest of your life.

Written by Christopher Moriarty.

Jimmy Hogg – A Brief History of Petty Crime

The Banshee Labyrinth, 1930. Part of PBH Free Fringe

4th – 26th August (except Mondays)