And The Girls In Their Sunday Dresses @ Assembly George Square
We spend so much time waiting, why not carry a chair around? And the Girls in their Sunday Dresses raises this interesting point within the first few minutes of the show. Then you always have a seat, no matter now long the queue. The particular queue that sets the scene has so far been four days long and yet, by the show’s close, you’ll no longer think carrying a chair is a good idea.
The show pulls off the incredibly difficult balance between humour and pathos, politics and frivolity, that many other politically charged plays miss. Performing on an almost barren set, the two women fill the stage with their presence. One vivacious and outgoing, the other a little more reserved and demure, both actresses command attention, evoking humour, emotion and even offers of a seat from the audience.
Whether you have a vested interest in South African politics or not, this play is funny, thought-provoking and showcases incredible talent in its two actresses. From theatre to comedy, it’s the first Fringe show I’ve ever seen where an audience applauded long enough for at least 5 bows.