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Diane Spencer – All Pervading Madness (Best Medicine Management)

By | Published on Monday 8 August 2011

Beginning with a madcap retelling of an incident involving her mother and a ferret, Diane Spencer’s ‘All Pervading Madness’ certainly lives up to its title. What follows is the quirky tale of a late night journey home and the extraordinary and inconceivable obstacles faced on the way. Spencer’s storytelling is ballsy, often displaying a complete disregard for ‘oversharing’ at times. It is easy to get lost in the myriad side stories, and when we’re erratically snapped back to the main, it can take a second to remember what we’re going back to. That said, Spencer cleverly weaves these loose ends into a hilarious conclusion, whilst her easy charm and self-deprecating humour infuse the room as much as the madness does her life.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3-28 Aug (not 16), 5.45pm (6.45pm), £8.00- £9.00, fpp66
tw rating 3/5