Watery themes predominate in this wonderfully quirky set from Jane Bom-Bane. Accompanied by a harmonium and a ukulele, she sails through endearing stories of swimming-pool mermaids and brooding Brighton fishermen with wit and immense charm. Jane’s warmth, together with her peaceful attitude, create a relaxed and intimate atmosphere from the start, and it is with ease that she draws the audience into her performance once they begin to get a feel for the music. Tributes to Albert Einstein and Edinburgh Castle Rock in particular are creative and full of surprises. Refreshing, playful and brimming with energy, this is a truly original mixed media performance that combines music, poetry, artwork, and some very nifty hat tricks.
Laughing Horse @ Finnegan’s Wake, 2-25 Aug (not 5, 12, 19), 4.45pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Colette M Talbot]