The house was packed last night for the homecoming of past student Rob Brydon as part of his current UK tour. It was Rob’s first visit to the college since the opening of the new buildings earlier this year, and he was amazed by the transformation. “It was perfectly adequate before,” he said, “but now, well, this is incredible.” He couldn’t quite believe that the original building had been preserved behind the stunning contemporary additions, “It’s like St Fagan’s,” he mused during the show – a reference to Wales’ national heritage museum, which the local audience certainly appreciated. The show, based on Rob’s recently launched autobiography, Small Man in a Book, also included his best loved impressions of Ronnie Corbett, Michael Caine, Alan Bennett, Anthony Hopkins and of course, the ‘small man in a box’. One of the highlights was a bizarre rendition of the children’s book The Gruffalo in the style of Al Pacino, which had the audience roaring. He went on to provide an entertaining summary of his extensive voice-over work, leaving the audience nodding in suprise recognition and wondering if there were any brands he hadn’t worked for. Rob also talked fondly about his time at the college with classmate Dougray Scott, whom he describes in the book as being “much more serious than me”. Well Rob, it takes all sorts and we love you just the way you are!