Prepare for a biology lesson like no other. ‘Gusset Grippers’ is a quirky and upbeat show, written and performed by physiotherapist Elaine Miller, and is packed full of pelvis jokes and pelvis-related anecdotes. Despite dealing with the potentially embarrassing subject of female incontinence, the performance is light-hearted and at no point feels awkward, a true testament to Miller’s professionalism and ability to engage with the audience. The subject of the show, however, restricts the comedy to a very particular group of people and, at times, an overflow of facts and figures caused attention to wander. But this is ultimately a triumph of using humour to tackle a difficult issue. Though perhaps not suitable if planning to eat lunch immediately afterwards.
Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, until 25 Aug, 12.00pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Roberta Thomson]