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Ria Lina – Dear Daughter (Ria Lina)

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2016

Ria Lina Ed2016

From last year’s excellent discussion of offence and taboo, to this year’s show about death and motherhood, Ria Lina always has something to say. As ever, she is joyous in her darkness from the beginning, and weaves in smart, thoughtful, engaging discussion throughout the show. For the most part, the darkness in her humour is surreal enough for it to be clear she’s joking, and her tongue-in-cheek song about how to be a woman is one of many keen observations. But her long joke about creeping her stepson into pulling his trousers up is really uncomfortable. Apart from this fist-chewingly-long anomaly, though, ‘Dear Daughter’ is funny, warm, and full of poignancy.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 29 Aug
tw rating 3/5 | [Nina Keen]