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White Girls (Laughing Mirror)

By | Published on Thursday 22 August 2019

Two painfully naïve but well-intentioned middle class girls want to make a difference, or at least do something meaningful with their gap years to annoy their Tory parents. With buoyant enthusiasm, they set off for a stint of voluntourism in Calais, the white cliffs of Dover disappearing into the distance along with their first world problems. Once in the Jungle, Leah and Eve become a captivating clowning duo, caricaturing ignorant politicians to much comedic effect and breaking into “fun informative dance routines” that reveal the scale of the refugee crisis. Full of infectious energy throughout, not many plays can evoke both humour and pathos around an important issue so effectively. Through poignant performances and writing, this highly emotive piece will remind you of the humans behind the headlines.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Amy Bonar]