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Zoo (Anteater and Something For The Weekend)

By | Published on Sunday 19 August 2018

Come and lock yourself in a urinal with zookeeper Bonnie and 47 flamingos – a sentence I never thought I’d write. Inspired by the true news story of when a hurricane hit a Miami zoo last year, Lily Bevan brings us the adorable zookeeper Bonnie, all the way from over the big pond, with Lorna Beckett as North Yorkshire Bat Society’s very own Carol. It was impossible not to completely fall in love with this unlikely duo, whose sincere and unyielding fascination with animals sets them apart as two of the most endearing characters I have stumbled on yet. Heart-warming, silly, and brimming with quirky animal facts, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better pair with which to weather a storm (or hour at the Fringe).

Assembly George Square Studios, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Stephanie Stapleton]