Time spent with the Heartbreak Hotel team is like a group therapy session based on past relationships, but very well dressed up as an interactive comedy show, so there is no need to feel silly or awkward. The two girls took the small audience through an emotional detox in a whimsical and entertaining way. The show also features a different guest every night – usually another performer from the Fringe – who is interviewed about a past heartbreak and how it has had a positive effect on their life. Whilst remaining strictly light-hearted, the show raises important mental health issues, and whilst it’s not a laugh a minute, the girls engaged everyone, and we all came out feeling uplifted and happier.
Buffs Club (RAOB), 4-25 Aug (not 7, 14, 21), 7.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Grace Hardy]