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Gráinne Maguire: I Forgive You; Please Like Me (Live Nation in association with Troika)

By | Published on Wednesday 8 August 2018

Some people are just so lovely aren’t they? No one could, or would, say a bad thing about them. In Gráinne Maguire’s native Ireland they even have a competition to find the loveliest girl (she wouldn’t put herself in the running though, by her own admission). Feminist, opinionated and always right, she often gets herself into awkward situations on account of this self-assuredness. Through this lens she takes aim at her love life, politics, Winston Churchill and even ‘The Sound of Music’. With so much to say the narrative feels a little meandering at times, but with her quick quips and confident delivery, the audience are on her side and the jokes land every time.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Daisy Malt]