Hegley asks us what is so special about special effects, if there is no need to use the imagination? Swiftly and successfully this multi-talented artist has us believing he is a bee (‘the glasses help!) even though he is wearing pink. We join in with more make believe by standing up and ‘tramping’ which I learn is the term for hiking in New Zealand. Hegley’s love for words is infectious and at once we all become obsessed with saying the word ‘Bargain’ out loud.
Everyone takes part in the fun as the show is such a joy to be part of. Sharp stand-up comedy is slotted between self-accompanied songs as Hegley gently nudges us to be more tolerant of the annoying habits of others. The roof gets raised as we sing ‘What are we going to do about Granddad’s glasses?’ The answer is to donate them to Zanzibar or the ‘Blurred world’. But the piece de resistance is saved for the encore. We only come close to letting the highly talented Mr Hegley leave the stage after hearing about his boyhood experiences in a ‘Luton Bungalow’.