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The Soaking Of Vera Shrimp (Rosie and Me)

By | Published on Saturday 15 August 2015

The Soaking of Vera Shrimp

This is a beautiful gem of a show, about a teenage girl dealing with loss and grief. The performance is charming and sweet, and the script is frequently hilarious, punctuated by moments of sincerity and pathos. Just as Vera struggles to confront the sorrow in her life, so too the audience finds itself relieved when Vera returns to the more light-hearted aspects of the show, such as her presentation on the emotional memory of raindrops. The bond forged between performer and audience is surprisingly intense, and emotionally authentic; so much so that at times I forgot I was watching a work of fiction, and felt I was watching a real teenager, coping with real pain.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andrew Leask]