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Abbie Murphy: Eat Sleep Shit Shag (Hatch Talent)

By | Published on Saturday 10 August 2019

Former showgirl Abbie Murphy is accustomed to feathers, sequins and tassels on the stages of cruise ships; she’s even been to Bollywood. Expect anecdotes about the lack of glamour when you’re sharing every waking (and sleeping) moment with your colleagues, but you’re still expected to be delightful to holidaymakers at all other times. She also shares some insight into her childhood, family and life beyond performing. Growing up and growing older, she’s feeling the pressure to live up to society’s norms. Her personality does much of the heavy lifting in this show, with the jokes and anecdotes just amusing rather than deeply funny. She’s got some gems in there, she’s just got to polish them a bit more.

Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Daisy Malt]