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Egg (Theodora Van Der Beek / PBH Free Fringe)

By | Published on Sunday 27 August 2017

The Fringe is known for showcasing avant-garde, boundary-defying work, but this piece of performance art about an egg’s journey is utterly bizarre, even by Fringe standards. Theodora Van der Beek hatches before our eyes, encased in a plastic membrane, and waddles innocently around. But, as she embarks upon different endeavours, a disembodied voice tells her that she’s just a “stupid whore”. This is biting satire, as egg becomes a poignant symbol for all the women who fail to reach their potential under the patriarchy. Although this piece of performance art feels more like a work in progress, and is perhaps an acquired taste, have you really done the Fringe if you haven’t seen an anthropomorphised egg on stage?

Bourborn Bar, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Amy Bonar]