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Ellievision (Ellie Taylor / Free Festival)

By | Published on Thursday 15 August 2013

A larger than life comic (well, 5′ 9”), Taylor guides the audience through her life as a member of the “boomerang generation”. She focuses primarily on the trials of family and romance, but skilfully ties in current affairs and cultural observations, from Essex to Russia. Those hoping for ‘Snog Marry Avoid’ tales will be disappointed, although fortunately Taylor’s own life provides plenty of comic material. The structure of the show is fairly relaxed, consisting of an eclectic series of anecdotes and jokes, and contains undoubtedly the best Kate Middleton impression of the Fringe. There’s also some top-notch audience banter. Although many of these stories are self-deprecating, the show has an upbeat and optimistic vibe.

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, until 24 Aug (not 15), 12.20pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Isobel Steer]