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Jenny Eclair – Eclairious (Avalon)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2013

‘Eclairious’ should come with a warning: it’s glorious, but not for the squeamish. If a torrent of jokes about bras and ladybits are going to make you uncomfortable, then this ‘Loose Women’ after-dark romp is probably not for you. Wildly honest, Eclair can simultaneously mock and appeal to the ‘50 Shades’ mummy-porn generation; but perhaps less so to their awkward-looking husbands who got dragged along for the ride. In equal measure, Eclair is grumpy and theatrically silly, complaining about flabby knees and revelling in the unrivalled joy that comes from wearing big pants. Despite a lot of gags riffing on the menopause and pissing yourself, Eclair proves that you can be scarily smart, but still find fart jokes funny. And honestly, who doesn’t?

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 17 Aug, 7.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Elizabeth Jewell]