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Two Cats On A Date (Griffin Kelly and Andrew Okada)

By | Published on Thursday 17 August 2023

Griffin Kelly is dressed in classic theatre attire (all black) with some slight tweaks: knee-pads and whiskers. She is after all about to perform ‘Two Cats On A Date’, which is so much more than what it says on the tin. The titular cats’ date goes as anticipated – dinner, drinks and flirtation, all conveyed in expressive mews. Where it goes next is unexpected and absolutely phenomenal. These cats are angsty, traumatised, and make bad decisions whilst contemplating how much of their actions were informed by their childhoods. Kelly has total command of her audience, and flips the script so many times that the audience is giddy. You’ll be hard pressed to find anything so simultaneously hilarious, emotionally devastating and feline. Kelly embodies the Fringe, bringing us through the catflap to a madcap hour that will leave you energised

Zoo Playground, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Louise Jones]