Live, Love, Laugh was a huge hit at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013, and has been drawing huge audiences in venues nationwide since.
Best known as Winnie McGoogan in her brother Brendan’s successful BBC sitcom, Mrs Brown’s Boys, Eilish comes into her own here with this reflective look on an eventful life that includes a strict Catholic upbringing, two failed marriages (one of them abusive), and coming out as a lesbian at the age of 50.
A 50s baby, and the ninth of ten children, (Brendan was the last, usurping her as “the baby”), she describes her childhood with affection and good humour, be it straining to be heard above the rest of the brood, or attending her first confession.
Then there’s her discovery of the Big O via the hydraulics on a double decker bus and her discovery of sex. In this respect the pages of Jackie magazine taught her that there was nothing sinful about masturbating, while her best friend equipped her with some nonsensical urban myths regarding the facts of life.
Her discovery that she was a lesbian is also tenderly handled with good humour. The end result is a warm, witty triumph that joyously celebrates being true to yourself. And you can’t ask for more than that. This show is one of the most life affirming hours you could hope to spend in the theatre.
‘Laugh out loud funny’ – Edinburgh Evening News
‘Quite frankly if you don’t come out of this show feeling better than when you went in you have no soul’ – Alan Chadwick STV Entertainment
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