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Pickle Jar (Fight In The Dog and United Agents)

By | Published on Thursday 16 August 2018

Miss, a well-meaning high school teacher who lacks self-confidence, is trying to keep things together in this excellent one-woman show. Devoted to her students, school means everything to her, while her love life is fairly paltry. Things slowly start to unravel as she reveals more about herself, and her struggles with recent events. Maddie Rice is superb as she portrays each of the characters, with Miss, in particular, utterly convincing. As the layers of the story build, it becomes apparent that there is something darker emerging, and when this is made clear it’s an emotional punch to the stomach. Although addressing themes of grief and consent, it’s full of humour too. Brilliantly written and highly relevant, ‘Pickle Jar’ has stuck with me 24 hours on.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Daisy Malt]