12 August 2014, ThreeWeeks Edinburgh Fringe
The erudite Ahir Shah talks faster than anyone else and is probably one of the most energetic performers at the Fringe. It’s difficult to sum up what ‘Texture’ is about, as he covers a staggering range of topics: from moving house to finding love in the modern age, Tinder and the cost of living… even Edwina Curry and John Major get a mention. The abundance of varying topics means that he seems to be discussing multiple things at once, and the it’s easy to lose track of where he’s going. He makes some very good points with his material, and Shah has the ability to make long running gags work well, but you get the sense that this show would be better if his energy and material were more tightly controlled.