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Pash (Seemingly Wholesome Productions)

By | Published on Wednesday 17 August 2022

This one-woman show depicts the meandering path of self-discovery, as Olivia McLeod exposes the gaping divide between youthful aspirations and the harsh reality of adult life. Max turns 25 in a week’s time, and is desperate to have her first kiss before her birthday, but it does not turn out to be quite what she had imagined. It’s brilliantly comedic, and littered with hilarious choreography of aerobic classes and club nights, but McLeod’s biggest achievement, perhaps, is her ability to single-handedly create a three woman show, as she seamlessly plays greasy-haired little sister Joey and best friend Maisie, alongside the central character. Sometimes authenticity was lost, as McLeod would reach for her phone before the text sound pinged, and occasionally rushed her lines, forgetting to pause for laughs, but these are minor points in an otherwise strong performance.

Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Juliette Willis]