There is no way that a lone male at a burlesque show can look anything but suspicious. Despite the delights of Missy Malone and LouLou D’vil’s dancing and Hannah Gadsby’s reliable stand-up, I couldn’t the shake the feeling that it didn’t all quite fit. Perhaps it was the swift changes of atmosphere forced on the audience, from whooping eroticism to polite chuckles in the blink of a compère. Maybe it was the fact that, instead of a great comedy show or fantastic burlesque night, the audience was treated to not-quite-enough of either to sate cravings, as each was cut off just as it reached its stride. Something wasn’t right, and that’s a bum deal.
Assembly George Square, 2-26 Aug (not 13, 20), 10.40pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Joseph Trotter]