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Hayley Ellis: FOMO (Hayley Ellis)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2016

Hayley Ellis Ed2016

With around 3,500 shows going on, FOMO (fear of missing out) is a terrible affliction at the Fringe, so doing a show about it is pretty prescient: if you get it right. Unfortunately, Hayley Ellis didn’t hit the mark. To me, FOMO is usually discussed in quite a lighthearted way, but Ellis came across as quite bitter as she told us about the ways social media leaves her feeling inadequate; although she quite rightly observes that Facebook is just a choreographed representation of other people’s lives. Some of the jokes just felt a little tired, and at this festival you need to set yourself apart from the rest. Alas, no FOMO will result from missing this show.

Just The Tonic at The Community Project, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Daisy Malt]