An Audience With Adrienne
Engaging, camp reminiscences
This article is from 2007.
This show makes for an endearing evening with an extremely personable performer, which, within Theo Clinkard’s fluffy, camp lounge room set, is likely to bring you some pleasant memories and the odd melancholic thought. In it, performance artist and drag queen Adrian Howells interacts with us, his own personal memories gently acting as a catalyst to our own confessions, which we share with him. The early humour of the show, which once or twice errs a little on the side of seaside bawdiness, gives way to a quietly moving tale of depression undiagnosed and the kind of homophobia one had hoped our culture had transcended. We’re included in family reminiscences, and even invited to participate in some arts and crafts, in a gentle and at times very moving evening of entertainment. (Steve Cramer)
Traverse 5: The Medical School, 228 1404, until 23 Aug (not 20), 7pm, £11–£16 (£5).