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7 Day Drunk (Bryony Kimmings / Soho Theatre / Junction / Escalator East To Edinburgh)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

Formulated on a seven-day stint of monitored and filmed drunkenness, this part-documentary, part-drunken fantasy explores the highs and lows of alcohol use and abuse, taking the audience for a ride through this artist’s inner desires and experiences with substance abuse. Bryony is completely kooky; muttering to herself, messing up the set – she would probably be annoying if she wasn’t so damn cute! Women will find this absolutely hilarious, while men may squirm a little with flashbacks of drunken girlfriends. It’s visually delightful: we are dazzled with sparkling costumes, soft toys, video projections and lights. In the end, Bryony provides us with some sobering statistics on alcohol, while inspiring the crowd to ascend into a euphoric celebration.

Assembly George Square, 4 – 28 Aug (not 15, 22), 8.00pm (9.00pm), £10.00 – £12.00, fpp296.
tw rating 5/5