Eleanor Morton: Allotted Mucking Around Time 4**** - One4Review
one4review | On 24, Aug 2015
You never quite know what is going to happen in an Eleanor Morton show. Why? Because she has so many strings to her bow. She can do sketches, stand-up, surreal and as the dubbed poster child for awkward can do that too. Ms Morton has it all. And she showcases most of her talents in this performance.
She starts in the character of Stanley a curator of a mining museum, relating the history of the place mixing in telling political points, so I suspected this was the way it would go, but no, yet again I was wrong. The sketch over and a throwaway line and we are really into the show.
Ms Morton tells a little of her life, touches on the Referendum, her move to London and the differences from her native Edinburgh.
Funny if, hopefully, unlikely tales from an underground journey, confidence in restaurants, new flat mates, parties she wants to escape from, ventures into being a medium, looking ‘good for the boys’ and strange boyfriends and mixed into the hour. There is a nice ending too.
Eleanor Morton is a definite star in the making, and surely this status can only be just round the corner.
Reviewed by Geoff
Until 30th August
13.20 to 14.20