Eleanor Morton: Post-Morton 4**** - One4Review
one4review | On 05, Aug 2019
It was way back in 2014 that Eleanor Morton did her first Edinburgh hour having been around the Scottish comedy scene for a while before that and it has been very interesting to see her progression. In the earlier days she almost had a rabbit caught in the headlights approach, she was dubbed the poster child of awkward but those days seem to be long behind her.
There is no more ukulele, just a bright intelligent woman with a story to tell, and she does it with maturity, the hour is well written, endearingly performed and she has obviously heeded her agent’s advice about trying to appeal more.
Midday may not be the ideal slot for stand-up but Ms Morton takes it all in her stride and leads her audience through her show, informing us of her friends getting married and having a family ahead of schedule, hen weekends, marriage in Disneyland, creepy computer algorithms, holidays, her family, hypochondria and has a few useful tips on how to avoid babysitting.
For a woman who doesn’t think she has fully grown up yet Eleanor turns in a very assured and mature performance, one with loads of laughs in her all too short hour.
Reviewed by Geoff
12.05 to 13.05
Until 15th (not 12th)