Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Happy Girl, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Fiona Shepherd.
A show exploring the worldview of teenage girls is delivered by experts in the field – the girls themselves.
Judging by Happy Girl, some adolescent concerns and behaviours never change – from boys to body image, low self-esteem to passive aggression – although thigh gaps and leg waxing strips appear to be newer obsessions.
The choreographed set-pieces are more effective than the conversational scenes between the different groupings of friends. Performances across the 11-strong ensemble are consistently competent rather than arresting but there is an infectious energy when they come together as a group on a couple of well-executed dance routines which exude a collective confidence.
theSpace @ Surgeons Hall (Venue 53) until 15 August / listings
Published in The Scotsman on 12 August 2015
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