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Torch (Flipping The Bird)

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2016

Torch Ed2016

Jess Mabel Jones’s character in ‘Torch’ is having a bad night out. One of those nights when you end up in the club toilets hiding from the world. From this setting, Jones regales the audience with a rundown of her past relationships, in an attempt to capture the experience of a nearly 30-year-old woman. Although ‘Torch’ is more successful than Phoebe Eclair Powell’s other Fringe show, ‘Epic Love and Pop Songs’, I struggled to see what the point of it was. Why is the character telling this story at this moment? Jones’s performance of the monologue, and the nightclub classics that punctuate it, is superb, as is the design. However, the glitter sparkles brighter than the script.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Hannah Greenstreet]