Linda:- Freya Slipper / Keepers Comedy 3*** - One4Review
one4review | On 22, Aug 2018
This show is listed in the comedy section of the Fringe program, and whilst it is amusing, I’m not quite sure it is its best home. It teeters along the tightrope of character comedy, sketch, or even a theatrical piece at times.
We the audience are welcomed to the village hall for a live TV broadcast, because Linda Pritchard, a 57 year old mainstay of the area, is about to be launched on a one way space flight to Mars in spite of having very few of the necessary qualifications and skills that are normally required.
She has become a social media sensation and the ‘Linda Dance’ has gone viral. But why is she doing it? Her story is told by a variety of people, the TV anchor, former co-worker, her ex-husband, Brownie leaders, an internet follower, a freedom fighter, a Zumba teacher… the list goes on.
There is no doubt that Ms Slipper is a good character comedian and writer, she enlists the audience into participating, some more willingly than others it has to be said, and despite struggling with the dreaded Fringe ‘flu gave her all.
And there is a message, and a worthy one too, to close out proceedings.
Reviewed by Geoff
Underbelly Wee Coo
20.00 to 21.00