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A Girl, A Ghost And The Little Yellow Man (Douberful / Laughing Horse Free Festival)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

Imagine the most toe-curlingly embarrassing moment of your life: relive it, in excruciating detail, down to the horrible feeling in the pit of your stomach. Multiply that feeling by a hundred and you’re getting close to the cringe factor of ‘A Girl, A Ghost, and the Little Yellow Man’. The nadir comes about halfway through the show when its star Sonja Doubleday reveals that, over the course of the narrative, she has been trapped on “Bumhole Island” and must catch a ride out on “the turtlehead express” – but it’s another low point in a show full of lows. When it’s not puerile, it’s ditchwater-dull, mistaking absurdity for offbeat kookiness and missing by a mile. Dreadful.

Laughing Horse at The Newsroom, 21 – 28 Aug, 4.00pm (5.00pm), free, fpp83.
tw rating 1/5