Susan Riddell: Duvet Day (3 stars)

This article is from 2019

Susan Riddell: Duvet Day

credit: Mark Liddell

Rising Glaswegian star with a full debut that veers from glum to fun

Susan Riddell has got to the stage in her life where she's more likely to cancel a night out than arrange one. She would, however love to plan her own funeral in the same way that people get very hands-on when it comes to sorting out their wedding day. This all might sound like you're in for a very downbeat and glum hour in the company of the 2017 Funny Women runner-up, but have no fear as the Glaswegian keeps the momentum ticking over nicely in front of an appreciative gathering.

Her observations throughout Duvet Day (her perfect idea of quality time, it's fair to say) are acutely crafted, and while she has plenty attitude to burn on the faults and idiosyncrasies of other people, organisations and nations, she makes herself the clown in many of her set-pieces: there was that time she was mistaken for a homeless person, her propensity for M&S dine-in deals, and the fact that she is now technically disabled (apparently being single can qualify you for a parking space).

Riddell finishes strongly on a section about sex robots and while she admits to being scared of the dark, it seems obvious that a higher profile and a bigger room will be the next things she'll have to contend with.

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Susan Riddell: Duvet Day

  • 3 stars

Susan Riddell 'A Scottish talent on the rise' (Scotsman). Best Scottish Newcomer nominee and Funny Women runner-up Susan Riddell's debut show champions laziness in an increasingly manic world. The rising star's sharp observations and sparkling wit have already been highlighted as a must watch show at the Glasgow…