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Eleanor Tiernan: Enjoying the Spotlight Responsibly (Eleanor Tiernan / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Sunday 18 August 2019

After a highly entertaining exchange with some latecomers, Eleanor Tiernan trots charmingly through the disappointments, frustrations and joys of modern life. Slightly meandering at times, what ties it together are the generational tensions which have loomed large on Tiernan’s horizon since she began sharing a house with millennials in London (the boomers also come under fire). A lovely little piece about the way the Dyson Airblade has given her new perspective on life typifies her comedy, while her Irish perspective on Brexit is mischievous, suggesting that the British “will miss it when it’s gone”. She unites her main themes in a lengthy but well-delivered tale about a stolen phone, which brings a satisfying conclusion to a playful and pugnacious performance.

Banshee Labyrinth, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Charlie Ellis]