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Posey Mehta: I Am Not A Gorilla (Babycakes Theatre)

By | Published on Thursday 18 August 2022

Gloria is not a gorilla. I mean, she looks like one because she’s wearing a full gorilla costume, but that’s because she had an interview that went wrong and she found herself as a gorilla in Edinburgh Zoo for five years. She assures us, though, that she’s not a gorilla, and it’s time to get back into dating (and real life) with us! Posey Mehta’s infectious charm carries us through the ride in a performance clearly evidencing her Gaulier training. She gently plays with her audience, in a kind generous manner, giving us the opportunity to feed her, dress her, and get her date-ready. Mehta rolls with any ‘heckles’ from the audience as if they are conversation, and explores modern dating in a fun, friendly way that makes you want more. Cheaper than Edinburgh Zoo, but all the gorilla action you need.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 [Tom Hamblin]