Agony aunt Rachel Stubbings came to the Fringe to sort out other people’s issues. Instead we end up witnessing her own. It might sound predictable, but Stubbings’ exceptional performance (I doubt you’ll ever see anyone eat a creme egg with more emotional resonance) was enough in itself to keep her from losing her apparently troubled crowd. More ad-libbing to the tune of the audience’s contributions (we were asked to write down our problems before the show) might have provided more excitement in the room, but I actually thought the performance would have worked better as the dramatic monologue it seemed to turn into at the end, rather than an interactive hour of stand-up.
Underbelly Bristo Square, 1-27 Aug (not 14), 3.00pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Rachel Aroesti]