Mainly, this is a committedly silly hour of stories about Bea's life – about her professional jockey mum, whose career explains why Aisling talks so fast; her excitable trips to hip-hop dance movies with sister Sinead; and her recollections of that hardy perennial of standup, teenage dancefloor mating rituals. On that level alone, it's highly effective. The pace and high energy of her delivery, and the multiplicity of her accents, interruptions and asides, recall Russell Kane, with more charm. Her roleplays are electrified into life by the wattage of Bea's performance, as when she plays her teenage self, pretending not to be thrilled that two boys are squaring up over her. "John Junior! Sean Senior! Stop fighting! You both fingered me equally well!" … [Read more...] about Aisling Bea – Edinburgh festival 2013 review
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