Holly Burn: The H Club
Eccentric sketches imbued with a liberating lack of reason
This article is from 2012.
To say that Holly Burn is a bit bonkers, is like saying Edinburgh gets a bit busy during August. A familiar face on the Fringe scene, Burn’s barmy Geordie shtick seems to bemuse, confuse -- and when she hits the right note -- amuse her audience in equal measure. Walking into the show, the audience is handed stickers of Burn’s lips and eyes. For no purpose, ‘just because’, and encouraged to take ‘more, more!’ as we leave. Such is the randomness of Burn’s show, that there appears a liberating lack of reason for almost all of it.
With her latest show, she’s encouraging the audience to join her exclusive H Club. The quirky conventions of the club are laid bare as she works her way through an array of crackers scenarios and characters (ranging from the strangely compelling lunacy of her Rabbit of Regret skit to the initiation of an audience member) with water, bananas and sailors’ hats providing some of the props. A refreshing eccentricity is to the fore here as Burn shows absolute dedication to her increasingly hyper cause.
The Caves, 556 5375, until 26 Aug, 4.40pm, £7--£8 (£6--£7).