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Gillian Cosgriff: To The Moon And Back (Julz Hay Proudly presents)

By | Published on Wednesday 23 August 2017

Whether it’s among the stars or down here on Earth, Gillian Cosgriff’s fear of commitment makes for a surprisingly candid, open hour of comedy. Cosgriff emerges in makeshift astronaut garb, before debunking the glamour of space travel with some fantastic facts embedded in a beautifully velvety voice. Cosgriff’s strength lies in her musical skill and the introduction of a loop pedal means her witty and irreverent lyrics are impressively layered with harmonies and percussion. As a stand-up she’s personable, though her anecdotal material has a lower volume of punchlines than her sung material. Nonetheless, there’s a narrative charm (and one hell of a costume change!) that together help Cosgriff shine, in this admittedly gentle hour.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Louise Jones]