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WONDER DRUG: A Comedy About Cystic Fibrosis (Charlie Merriman)

By | Published on Friday 25 August 2023

This show was wondrous. ‘Wonder Drug’ is an excellent example of a one person show that aims to educate but also entertain. Charlie Merriman highlights his struggles with Cystic Fibrosis in a way that is accessible to everyone, creating a piece of theatre filled with surprises and moments that will move you. With props flying around the stage it’s a manic show, but understandably so, as there is so much to cover into a one hour production. Merriman has achieved something brilliant with this format (mostly gameshow inspired) that is utterly memorable, while getting all the points across, and also delivering an enthusiastic, engrossing performance. Overall, it’s the best kind of informative theatre piece to see.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Andrew Melrose]