Alison Trower presents a refreshingly profound performance where philosophy and biology are enthusiastically entwined. Striking a perfect balance between the emotionally engaging alongside a cold, sterile factual presentation of biology, in a series of surprising chapters this one woman show presents witty yet profound observations of the bigger picture. Trower charms her audience with interaction including a game of Jelly Baby snap, and harmonious sing-alongs, while at times this performance is unexpectedly amusing, as its star can catch you by surprise with her shocking deadpan nature. The transitions from each chapter to the next are seemingly unrelated, but are sharp and continually engaging, making it easy to understand their common united theme: exploring the beauty, depth and complexity of human existence.
Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club, 3-18 Aug, 12.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Khristine Gallagher]