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I’m Doing This For You (Never Mind the Noise / Haley McGee)

By | Published on Tuesday 16 August 2016

I'm Doing This For You Ed2016

You answered an ad on Gumtree and now you’re complicit in a woman’s grand romantic gesture for a man. She’s organised a surprise stand-up show for him and you’re the audience, just as soon as he turns up. This is a fiercely original piece from writer-performer Haley McGee, who constructs a vivid and layered character throughout the hour. Our host is funny, pathetic, tragic, effusive and passionate all at once, a tribute to the quality of both the writing and the acting. We learn more and more about her and the relationship as things progress, and everything we learn changes our perspective a little. Layered, intelligent and unique, this will challenge and excite in equal measure. Plus there’s cake and vodka.

Summerhall, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jon Stapley]