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The Hippie Shakes (Sweaty Palms Productions)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2022

This show is groovy, baby. It’s a gig-theatre piece that tells the remarkable true story of a struggling mother who is desperately trying to keep control of her life and family. Set during the era of the illegal drug embracing hippie movement, the script is something of a crazy trip that audiences will laugh at, while also tapping along to. I felt as though the music could have been more successfully intertwined with the story, instead of being used sometimes as sound effects or transitions between scenes. However, the music did truly succeed in evoking the setting of the show, and Elliot Chase impresses with an energetic and memorable performance of the quirky central character. Ultimately, it’s undeniably dope.

Greenside @ Infirmary Street, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andrew Melrose]