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Elf Lyons: ChiffChaff (Mick Perrin Worldwide in association with CKP and InterTalent Group)

By | Published on Sunday 12 August 2018

Replete with her usual sense of fun and playful clowning, Elf Lyons’ latest show is a musical about the economy, delivering her own hilarious version of expertise. Through mime, dance and song she’s here to educate us all about the beauty of fiscal policy, and the whole thing is ridiculously daft. Rewording some favourite musical hits, Lyons frolics around the stage using a selection of props that are surprisingly relevant to economic concepts, including inflatable dolls that prove to be multi-purpose. Although a little knowledge about economics will help make some of the jokes tickle that bit more, it’s certainly not a prerequisite. If this were how economics was taught to us in school I think we’d all have achieved top grades.

Pleasance Dome, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Daisy Malt]