Celia Pacquola (4 stars)

This article is from 2010

Celia Pacquola

A buoyant performance, surprising and cathartic

If performing stand-up is flirting with humiliation, Celia Pacquola takes humiliation home to meet her mum: having never learned the piano, she ends Flying Solos by attempting a virtuoso piece. She prefaces the attempt by effusively recounting previous ‘solos’, moments when, intentionally or otherwise, she stood out. A buoyant performance, surprising and cathartic for all involved.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, until 30 Aug (not 17), 6pm, £9.50-£10.50 (£8.50-£9.50).

Celia Pacquola - Flying Solos

  • 4 stars

'Irresistibly charming Celia Pacquola is Adam Hills with ovaries... a warmly uplifting show that's as inspiring as it is hilarious. I'd defy anyone not to leave just a little more in love with life - and with her - than before. The theme is taking risks; those moments when you leave the safety of the pack to go it alone…