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Alison Thea-Skot: Thea-Skot Through the Heart and You’re to Blame

One of the joyous moments of my fringe, was to be able to finally catch Alison Thea-Skot’s Thea-Skot Through the Heart and You’re to Blame at its last ever outing. Under the invitation of Monkey Barrel, Thea-Skot brought it back to Edinburgh for two sold out performances of the show from the previous year.

The show is a collection of characters, interspersed by the reasoning behind them and the reasons why character comedy is what Alison likes best to perform. Alison is an engaging and hugely confident performer, who delivers characters in a flawless way. The audience is easily on her side, as her smile invites us in.

In a moment of performance excellence shining through, we watch how even a shy, unwilling audience member, brought to stage as a volunteer, is won over by the persistence, friendliness and comfort of the performer, who never gives up on her audience and commits to the choices she makes along the way.

In a tale of Bon Jovi, masturbation, oyster cards and passports, witches and feminism, Thea-Skot guides us through a fantasy world of laughter, songs and comedic callbacks. Not even the hot, steamy room, filled to the brim, of a show she has now performed to hundreds, made the comedian care less. Alison Thea-Skot gives 100% to her craft and that’s one of the most inspiring things to see in fellow performers!

★★★★

Alison Thea-Skot: Thea-Skot Through the Heart and You’re to Blame
was at Monkey Barrel. For more information click here!

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