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Rosalie Minnitt: Clementine (Rosalie Minnitt)

By | Published on Tuesday 8 August 2023

Lady of society Clementine is one day away from the dreaded fate of spinsterdom. She’s going to do everything in her power to prevent it, no matter how deranged. This non-stop whirlwind through Clementine’s quest for self-actualisation (via a man in possession of great fortune) is a fantastically camp affair that will appeal to fans of the 1997 Pride and Prejudice and absolute huns alike. Rosaline Minnitt does a fantastic job of making such a delusionally self-centred character riddled with internalised misogyny feel fleshed out and likeable. The humour is referential, delightfully anachronistic and a little absurd. The odd non-sequitur is sloppier than it’s worth but overall it’s a massively enjoyable romp into Regency-era womanhood.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Louise Jones]