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The Eulogy Of Toby Peach (Toby Peach)

By | Published on Friday 28 August 2015

The Eulogy of Toby Peach

On day 7,962 of his life – age 20, for the less mathematically inclined – Toby Peach got his cancer diagnosis. It was Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and it meant toxic drugs, teary conversations with his girlfriend, and risky stem-cell treatments. Now 26 and several years in remission, Peach presents his story as a playful monologue. The toughest thing about cancer, he says, is that your body produces the disease itself – it’s “a terrible one-man show where you play all the parts”. Between the earnest self-disclosure and forays into science and history, we visit the Cancer Club, where Peach plays a Ray-Ban-wearing lounge lizard, proffering chemo cocktails and smarmy smiles. It’s an endearing, often funny take on a serious subject, if a little slick at times.

Underbelly, Cowgate, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Rebecca Jacobson]