A buoyant performance, surprising and cathartic
This article is from 2010.
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).