Celia Pacquola – Flying Solos ****

Celia Pacquola in Flying Solos

Celia Pacquola in Flying Solos. Image courtesy of the EdFringe Media Office

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 4 – 30 August 2010

Reviewed for The List (issue 664)

If performing stand-up is flirting with humiliation, Celia Pacquola takes humiliation home to meet her mum: having never learned the piano, she ends Flying Solos by attempting a virtuoso piece. She prefaces the attempt by effusively recounting previous ‘solos’, moments when, intentionally or otherwise, she stood out. A buoyant performance, surprising and cathartic for all involved.

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