Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: My Beautiful Black Dog, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Fiona Shepherd.
Winston Churchill famously referred to depression as his “black dog”. Singer/performer Brigitte Aphrodite tickles its belly in this half-sung, half-spoken, glitter-strewn punky cabaret with supporting sound effects from sidekick Gav.
The show is quite the dog’s dinner, arguably reflecting the chaotic thinking Aphrodite is prey to as she gets the fear in a shopping mall and gets out of it at a party, following her jabbering ode to alcohol with an acoustic glam punk takedown of the comedown.
She has some decent descriptive material about her most human condition, though nothing especially insightful to offer, fuelling the impression that this show is more something Aphrodite has to do than an audience needs to see.
Underbelly (Venue 61) until 16 August / listings
Published in The Scotsman on 11 August 2015
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