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Thirsty (The Paper Birds)

By | Published on Tuesday 23 August 2011

Three toilet cubicles, two boozy British babes, and one banjo-playing techie – when I heard that this production examines Britain’s obsession with drinking I was expecting a lot of shock statistics and when-binge-drinking-goes-wrong horror stories. However, The Paper Birds manage to steer clear of this to deliver an edgy and engaging show that is funny, sad, touching and thought provoking. Sometimes they manage to hit the nail right on the head and you think to yourself “I have felt Just. Like. That”. This show does verge on the grotesque, but perhaps it needs to be that way in order to heighten the juxtaposition between the incredibly funny and the incredibly sad. Thoroughly modern storytelling from two very talented actresses.

Pleasance Courtyard, 3 – 28 (not 15), 5.45pm (6.45pm), £9.00 – £11.00, fpp303.
tw rating 4/5