ED2017 2/5 Reviews ED2017 Theatre Reviews

Cow (Jessica Barker-Wren)

By | Published on Friday 11 August 2017

In this one woman show, Jessica Barker-Wren tells the drawn-out story of Beth, back on the farm in Devon where she grew up, and her increasingly desperate attempts to get her hands on a tractor. Oh, and she’s brought her favourite cow along for the journey. As Beth’s story unfolds we learn more about her family, her rural lifestyle and what makes this particular cow so special. Unfortunately I found it hard to like the character, or to care much about her story. Other audience members did laugh, but the attempts at humour left me cold. The singing too felt out of place, and detracted from the storytelling. The story clearly has potential, but overall this production didn’t live up to it.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 2/5