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Wendy Hoose by Johnny McKnight (Birds of Paradise and Random Accomplice)

By | Published on Wednesday 19 August 2015

Wendy Hoose

We live in a world where love, or short-lived intimacy, can be found with the swipe of a phone application. ‘Wendy Hoose’ deals with two people who match each other on a dating app, purely looking for “a shag”. Jake travels to Laura’s home miles away hoping to get lucky, but during the show he unravels aspects of Laura’s life and character that he hadn’t immediately picked up on. The love-hate relationship is fascinating, as we see them develop an awkward affection towards one another. The narrative is also detailed by an audio describer, who comically ridicules both characters. But it’s the Glaswegian slang and crudeness of it all that ultimately brings in the laughs, in this wonderfully constructed and hilarious show.

Assembly Rooms, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Kieran Scott]