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Pond Wife (Holly&Ted)

By | Published on Sunday 28 August 2016

Pond Wife Ed2016

Holly&Ted have created a colourful, inventive show in ‘Pond Wife’, filled with bubbles, ribbons and massive amounts of glitter. In a slightly confusing narrative – a modern retelling of Andersen’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ – the mermaid heads to the shore to find her favourite pop star, and helps her to write her next greatest hit. It’s a charming tale, filled with “girl power” messages and endless lyrics from 90s pop songs. Though, if you spent the 90s listening to more Britpop than Britney and Beyoncé, then some of these references might be lost on you. ‘Pond Wife’ is a play best suited to a very specific age group, but it’s nonetheless an engaging, positive show.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Gemma Scott]