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The Kinkens (Pip Hambly)

By | Published on Sunday 12 August 2018

Burrow deep enough into the subterranean caverns of Edinburgh and you will find a strange and wonderful creature. Her name is Kinkens, a radio show host who invites questions from her listeners. Endearingly inept, she soon finds herself hopelessly and hilariously out of her depth. Incorporating elements of movement, clown and dance, along with music and speech, ‘The Kinkens’ skilfully treads the line between comedy and tragedy and handles, with the lightest of touches, the heaviest of existential questions: who are we? Why are we? Pip Hambly’s physical performance is minutely observed, her comic timing impeccable. Those who prefer their genres served neat, be warned: this is a defiantly uncategorisable piece with a quiet power that creeps up on you.

Just The Tonic at the Caves, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Geoff Mills]