ED2011 5/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

At The Sans Hotel (Nicola Gunn in association with Fringe Management)

By | Published on Sunday 14 August 2011

This disturbing, off-kilter monologue is delivered brilliantly by Nicola Gunn, as her performance gleefully jumps the line between genius and madness. The show begins by alienating the audience through such inspired methods as a musical dental-floss interlude; Gunn pokes the fourth wall and teases the audience with seemingly inane anecdotes from her life. Stick with it, however, and the show reveals a darker purpose: a frequently heart-rending portrait of isolation. It begins by teasing you; it’s not real, but by the end, reality and illusion are so blurred you’ll want to somehow reassure Gunn that it’s all going to be okay. It’s an acquired taste, but a real delight for the discerning, and so good that you might walk out.

Assembly Hall, 4 – 28 Aug (not 15), 7.20pm (8.35pm), £9.00 – £11.00, fpp241.
tw rating 5/5