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She/Her (Brian Cox and Actors Rising Productions)

By | Published on Wednesday 17 August 2022

Nicole Ansari-Cox’s storytelling show has an intriguing concept behind it: integrating contributions from women local to wherever the production tours, meaning Fringe performances of ‘She/Her’ contain monologues by four local women amongst the company of seven. Their stories cover wide ranging topics including parenthood, addiction, death and masturbation. Live music, foley, and projections do a great deal of work to knit these disparate pieces into one coherent whole, but ultimately strong connections fail to be properly made. With an overarching theme as broad as ‘womanhood’, it’s hard to build clear links between stories that vary hugely in tone and topic. Even a cast of exceptionally talented performers don’t stop this from feeling like a slightly dated, underdeveloped idea.

Assembly George Square, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bizz Holmes]