Exploring the idea that our names influence what we become in life, Catie Wilkins returns to Edinburgh with another delightfully hilarious show. Part of this comic’s appeal lies in her vulnerability and subtlety, which immediately has the whole audience under her spell and on her side. Her talents as a writer shine through as she takes us on a very well constructed journey, from her own childhood when she didn’t live up to her optimistic middle name, to her more recent discoveries that representations of women in the fifties weren’t quite as bad as we might think. The gentle way in which Wilkins performs her stand-up is truly refreshing and highly enjoyable. Pure Joy.
Underbelly Cowgate, 2-26 Aug (not 14) 7.45pm
tw rating 4/5 | [Simon Thornton]