ED2018 4/5 Reviews ED2018 Theatre Reviews

Flushed (Theatre Unlocked)

By | Published on Sunday 19 August 2018

Sisters, feuds and a variety of loos: ‘Flushed’ tells the story of Jen and Marnie’s defining moments as they grow into adulthood, explored through their multiple toilet-based experiences. The quirky writing quickly establishes a close bond between these unique and nuanced characters, which is complemented by the actors’ sincere and moving chemistry. We are immediately invited into their heart-warming humour as they muddle through awkward loo breaks on double dates, through drunken squabbles and nostalgic singing. Our investment in these sisters becomes heart-breaking when Marnie is diagnosed with premature ovarian insufficiency, a poignant moment moving many to tears. Despite being slightly loose ended, this story was beautifully touching and deeply relatable, showing the importance of family and the sanctity of ladies’ loo breaks.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Ella Dorman-Gajic]