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Mustard (Eva O’Connor)

By | Published on Thursday 15 August 2019

In such a large space, you’d think a single performer could easily get lost – but with Eva O’Connor’s fiery and intense performance, you can’t help but stay fixated on her. Almost as if anger is constantly simmering under the surface, she tells a story of heartbreak and of her addiction to mustard. Producing jars of the stuff in the opening moments, O’Connor has written a piece that is just the right amount of weird. Funny, touching, sad and all too easy to relate to, ‘Mustard’ showcases some amazing storytelling. My only wish was that the origin of the mustard obsession was explored more. However, I left the show blown away by her strong and captivating solo performance. “Strong, like mustard,” seems about right.

Summerhall, run ended.
tw rating 4/5 | [Izzy Cutler]