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This Is My Box (Rue De La Rocket)

By | Published on Thursday 8 August 2013

Exhaustingly energetic and hyped up on loveliness, Karli Evans and Karena Thomas welcome you into their humble theatre box. From here, they plunge head first into sketches of all the different shapes and sizes of boxes that, well, box in, women: there’s the ever-smiling mother box, the perfect wife box, the career girl box, the scintillating booty-shaking dancer box, and so, you get the picture. Pretty conventional in the female stereotypes they critique in a way that sometimes feels a touch out-dated, these performers nonetheless delve firmly outside the box when finding perceptive ways to present and satirise these characters. Glowingly expressive and zinging with attitude, this is a worthy watch for those who want funny feminism or just plain fun.

Sweet Grassmarket, until 18 Aug, 9.35pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Katharine Wootton]