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A Womb With a View (Pinkanoe Theatre)

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2013

To my immense relief, ‘A Womb With a View’ is hilarious. I won’t lie: the prospect of a show set in the 90s dealing with conception, pregnancy and childbirth filled me with trepidation. Yet I was wrong to worry; this is a smart, funny play – although in truth it’s more a series of linked sketches, which is no bad thing – featuring observational comedy as sharply honed as any stand up’s routine. What sets this apart is the way the four actresses absolutely commit to their scenes, finding the humour wherever it can be found: even the limitations of the format – 4 women, over 20 characters – become a rich source of comedy. Funny, perceptive and bags of fun, regardless of your gender.

theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, until 24 Aug (not 18), 12.05pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andrew Leask]