GROTTO is an out-of-season Santa story, a clickbait photo op but, above all, it Is 60 minutes of zeitgeist-rattling entertainment with the world’s most recognisable stand-up.
• We loved it, so funny from beginning to end, would highly recommend seeing it… The performance was dynamic and made us feel part of something exciting and special. (5/5) The Audience Club
A legendary figure has signed into the GROTTO for some out-of-season rehab. Is he the real thing, or another otherwise unemployed actor between Santa gigs? That’s the set up for a brand-new character stand-up by the critically acclaimed writer and performer Terry Victor – a jolly, white-bearded, fat man who has definitely seen the GROTTO from the dark side.
• Terry Victor is magnetic, we saw the preview at the New Wimbledon Theatre - great performance, great writing, darkly funny, audience in palm of his hand. Facebook
At heart GROTTO is a powerful, comic celebration of diversity; a stockingful of juicy namedrops, super-salacious Santa secrets and Xmas rapping, dragged up with a bijou touch of gorgeous zhoush. We all know that there can only be one Santa but as more and more diverse personalities escape into the GROTTO it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas will never be the same again. Is Santa a drag queen?
• This is, quite simply, excellent character work. Santa isn’t exactly a likeable character here; he’s loud, spoiled, and really only interested in wine, song and a bit of fun. The show is absolutely packed with puns and innuendo throughout, as well as shaggy dog stories about the various celebrities that the seasonal legend has encountered throughout the years. This is a show for grown-ups who have forgotten what it’s like to sit on Santa’s knee and perhaps regret remembering…. Grotto feels like the sort of show the Edinburgh Fringe was invented for; something a bit unique. Starburst Magazine