Theatre review: Invisible Woman
Theatre review: Invisible Woman

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Invisible Woman, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Fiona Shepherd. ★★ Actress/writer Kate Cook has raked over fertile comedy ground with her female-centric ripping yarn about WWII espionage, but ultimately fails in her mission to present an uproarious one-woman, multi-character show outlining the exploits of the titular housewife-turned-ace-saboteur whose voice is (deliberately) …

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Invisible Woman, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Fiona Shepherd.

★★

Actress/writer Kate Cook has raked over fertile comedy ground with her female-centric ripping yarn about WWII espionage, but ultimately fails in her mission to present an uproarious one-woman, multi-character show outlining the exploits of the titular housewife-turned-ace-saboteur whose voice is (deliberately) missing from the narrative.

The stock characters – from the what-ho military men to the game gals doing their bit for the war effort – are underwritten and the humour a little too derivative and repetitive, while Cook is not quite up to the considerable challenge of inhabiting and juggling all the roles.

Just the Tonic at the Mash House (Venue 288) until 30 August / listings

Published in The Scotsman on 14 August 2015

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