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Dirty Laundry (Rachel Hirons)

By | Published on Monday 26 August 2013

I almost wish I didn’t have a washing machine now that I’ve learned about all the weird things that can happen in a launderette. Esther, clad in a tabard and with a tacky hairdo, is obsessed with the far-fetched stories in cheap women’s magazines. She’s so desperate for scandal that she creates her own headline, embroiling all her customers and her nephew. The two other actors bounce in and out of stock characters with ease. It all feels so familiar, as if it’s another episode of an old sitcom: it’s amusing but you’re not going to get bellyache from laughing too hard. There’s an interesting twist at the end, but if you want me to buy it then the rest needs to be more believable.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug (not 13), 9.25pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Jade Wilson]