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One Of Two (Jack Hunter / Birds Of Paradise Theatre)

By | Published on Monday 15 August 2022

The title of Jack Hunter’s autobiographical show references growing up as ‘One Of Two’ twins with different types of cerebral palsy. Their bond is familiar to anyone with a beloved sibling – silly in-jokes, caustic jibing, uncanny synchronicity and a willingness to fight to the death to defend them (in this case, fighting ableist attitudes). Quirky props are pulled from boxes, but feel clutter-y, offering less personal insight than audio and projections featuring the other one of two, sibling Bec. A multi-talented writer/performer with a compellingly wry comic voice, Jack Hunter doesn’t need to share the stage with a Mr Potatohead to guarantee laughs. ‘One Of Two’ mixes comedy with spoken word and blistering political diatribe – and these elements could be more unified, for even greater impact.

Summerhall, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bizz Holmes]