Morro and Jasp do Puberty
Women’s business: not just for women
This article is from 2015.
Heather Marie Annis and Amy Lee‘s Fringe debut is assured and confident. Aiming to ‘heal the world one smile at a time’ and broach taboo issues, they charmingly broach the topic of periods which is normally reserved for girl-only conversations between friends or mums and daughters.
Light-hearted and playful, the performance follows rosy-cheeked teenage sisters Jasp and Morro’s experiences with puberty. From the eagerly awaited or dreaded first period to the first battle with a tampon and the dreaded ‘hot list’, no topic is left off or declared TMI.
Despite this access-all-areas approach, Heather and Amy manage to avoid crudeness and instead are witty and entertaining. As they bound onto the stage with their childish grins and over exaggerated expressions, it is impossible to not warm to them.
While periods remain a ‘female-only topic’ for the majority of women they manage to remove any sense of taboo for the men in the audience during their performance: this is not just for mothers, daughters or female friends: it’s for sons, boyfriends, male friends and dads.
As a funny and playful hour that takes a subject more usually hidden away with a slight blush, Jasp and Morro deserve to be awarded a tour of secondary schools to blow away the stuffy and serious discussion of that ‘moment of womanhood’.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6555, Until Aug 31, 8pm £9 (£8)