Freya Slipper @ Underbelly George Square
A slightly overambitious hour of character comedy from Freya Slipper’s debut show
A one-woman character show is no mean feat and, unfortunately for Freya Slipper, the concept for Linda seems somewhat over-stretched. This comes from the decision to include a number of characters of varying personas. Though there appears to have been the intention of creating a show where humour comes partly from the chaos of it, the chaos instead becomes a touch confusing at times.
Some of the characters are well thought out and gain generous laughs, but at times it seems as though others have no rhyme or reason other than to keep the plot hurtling toward the finale. And when she reaches the finale, Slipper pulls the rug from under the audience’s feet, adding a 'meaning' to the show. It feels a little rushed so late in the game and might have had greater impact had the rest of the show been of a greater quality. Though Slipper evidently possesses great skill in the way she plays certain characters, it's a show that needs more of a polish.
Freya Slipper: Linda, Underbelly George Square (Wee Coo). 1-26 Aug (not 13), 8pm, £6.50-10
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