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Eden Sher: I Was On A Sitcom

By | Published on Monday 14 August 2023

The sitcom was the long running US show ‘The Middle’. Sher played the relentlessly enthusiastic Sue Heck, who audiences watched grow up across nine seasons. Viewers know everything there is to know about Sue Heck. Many think that means they also know everything there is to know about Eden Sher. They do not. Being an actor in that position is fascinating, though it is a theme rather than the narrative of this show. The core story is Sher’s complicated pregnancy and the birth of her significantly premature twins. Although opening the proceedings like a sitcom star doing some stand-up about a former role, Sher quickly becomes a compelling storyteller, retelling and re-enacting the events of her pregnancy, and taking the audience on an emotional yet entertaining journey. Although theatrical in parts, the piece nevertheless leaves you feeling that, by the end, you do now know Eden Sher.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Chris Cooke]