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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (Rebecca Crookshank)

By | Published on Tuesday 25 August 2015

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

In this autobiographical show, actor and writer Rebecca Crookshank shares her experiences as a young woman in the RAF. There are moments of humour peppered throughout, but these are neither consistent nor sophisticated enough to really win the audience over – with the exception of some drunk RAF personnel who found everything hilarious. Too much time is spent on her basic training and early experiences, without much comedic or dramatic impact. The more profound, traumatic events are glossed over and left unexplored: loneliness, attempted suicide, repeated abuse suffered as the only woman in a remote radar station. These glimpses are interesting and appalling in equal measure, yet Crookshank seems uninterested in exploring their significance, always moving swiftly on to another story.

Underbelly, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Andrew Leask]