Alison Trower presents a refreshingly profound performance where philosophy and biology are enthusiastically entwined. Striking a perfect balance between the emotionally engaging and the cold, factual presentation of biology, this series of surprising chapters sees this sole performer presenting witty yet profound observations of the bigger picture. Audience interaction includes a game of Jelly Baby Snap! and harmonious sing-alongs. At times this performance is unexpectedly amusing and Trower can catch you by surprise with her shocking deadpan nature, sending you into unexpected laughter. 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]