ED2013 3/5 Reviews ED2013 Theatre Reviews

Stand Up, Woman (Drunken Sailor / Free Festival)

By | Published on Monday 12 August 2013

Sam’s tale begins in a coffee shop, where she’s waiting for her “pathologically late”, “toxic” “friend” to show up, a woman she’s known for 26 years but never liked. In the absence of this friend, the audience becomes the target for the torrent of released frustration. In the play, Sam takes a stand-up class for its cathartic effect, and it feels as though performer Julia Munrow’s motivation is much the same. In detailing “today, the worst day of Sam’s life”, Munrow appeals to the audience’s compassion for her laughs, and she does get them. The material is funny, and Munrow’s energy is contagious. Not bad for a few easy chuckles to start the day.

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, until 25 Aug (not 7, 14, 21), 1.30pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Immi Calderwood]