ED2011 2/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

Hannah Ringham’s Free Show

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

As someone with a particularly high threshold for eccentricity, I can unreservedly say this show is bizarre. Ringham tells us her rather bleak story, constantly reminding us that she is human, that she loves, that she feels. Combining humour and sorrow occasionally works for this one-woman show, but often the audience is left feeling confused as to whether they should be laughing or crying. She evaluates the meaning of value, specifically her monetary value, as if quantifiable, which is an interesting premise, but one so unrelentingly shoved down the audience’s throat that it becomes redundant and somewhat annoying. Still, she kept the large audience entertained and sympathetic throughout, and, after all, it was a free show – kind of.

Summerhall, 22 – 27 Aug, 3.00pm (4.00pm) 8.00pm (9.00pm), free,  fpp268.
tw rating 2/5