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Sweater Curse – A Yarn About Love (Elaine Liner)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2013

A very sweet show from Elaine Liner, about knitting in mythology and the influence of the dreaded “sweater curse” on her love life. If you like knitting and literature (which coincidentally put this play firmly on my ‘must see’ list), this is a perfect combination. A show whose central conflict is the squabbling between knitters and crocheters is only going to have so much dramatic impact, but it’s a nice way to spend an hour if the festival is all getting a bit much. Liner is a lovely performer, mothering her audience, comforting us with smiles and nods and presents. You’ll come out of the show with that feeling you get when you’ve just had a really good cup of tea.

Sweet Grassmarket, until 26 Aug, 1.15pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Immi Calderwood]