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Fleabag (DryWrite)

By | Published on Saturday 24 August 2013

The narrator of this one-woman-show is a nymphomaniac who is addicted to porn and masturbation, and is constantly lost in her sexual thoughts. We easily fall for this charming character, who is often funny, and she entices us with a gripping narrative of her escapades. We root for her as she faces hardships, with her cafe closing down, and her relationships falling apart, but our feelings for her are complex and confusing, as we find out how uncontrollable her sexual impulse is, and how it has made her act in a morally repugnant way to her best friend. We are caught in an unsettling middle ground; wanting to love this enchanting narrator, but also finding her unreliable and distasteful. A very interesting play – I’ve been thinking about it since I left the theatre.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug, 9.25pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Kyung Oh]