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Animal: Are You A Proper Person? (Tongue Fu in association with No Ordinary Experience)

By | Published on Wednesday 24 August 2016

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A pig and a flamingo make an unlikely pair in ‘Animal: Are You a Proper Person?’. Chris Redmond and Anna Freeman chart the evolution of their spirit animals in this beguiling show that blends spoken word, sketches and music. It’s a wacky hour full of hilarious encounters with the performers’ spirit animals, from the first appearance of Redmond’s pig at a childhood drum lesson, to Freeman’s flamingo taking flight at a stuffy novelist’s party. The brilliant musical accompaniment helps to capture the energy of these creatures, and compliments the production perfectly. This is an infectious show that will have you roaring and singing to the tune of your own spirit animal.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [John Sampson]