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Nuclear Children (Platform Presents)

By | Published on Thursday 10 August 2023

By far the funniest play I’ve seen about grief, ‘Nuclear Children’ is flawless. It’s easy to see why it’s won awards: the script is razor sharp, the staging simple, yet clever, and the characters believable. It’s written and performed solo by Ezra England, who presents a relatable, warm persona, effortlessly evoking empathy from the audience, even as they deliver hilarious punchline after hilarious punchline. I’m not exaggerating: I laughed as much here as I would at any good stand-up show. The format, humour and themes inevitably invite comparison with ‘Fleabag’; that’s a very high bar to set a debut, but I’d say it’s up there.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Andy Leask]