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COW

Comedy

Venue:The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street Edinburgh EH8 9DD
Phone: 0131 667 7533
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: The Attic
AUG 3-14, 16-27 at 13:05 (60 min)
 
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I知 fed up with being called lovely just because I知 a nicely spoken, middle-aged woman in a cardigan. Join me in an act of rebellion as I get properly mardy and embrace my inner cow.

'Jane is incredibly charming and lovely... puts the audience at ease with her wonderful speaking voice and middle-class manner' (Juice Comedy). 舛harming, endearing, entertaining... made the world a little bit of a better place (Notts Comedy Review).

See what I mean? Bastards.


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August 15, 2017  Broadway Baby
From a small attic room in the Counting House, Jane Hill is on a mission to prove that she is not the 鼠ovely lady in a cardigan which review after review has branded her as in the past. Through a series of joyful confessions, Hill does a great job of showing off her inner cow, but even now I feel like she痴 secretly trying hard to please.

A flip chart takes prominent place as the method used for keeping track of the show: Hill actively encourages shout-outs in response to her anecdotes that help gauge the feeling in the room, but this has the very real danger of backfiring if it continues to affect the pace of the set. For example, there are several occurrences of unnatural pauses that are clearly being held in anticipation of an interruption, and every shout-out is met with a 鍍hank you that belies a restrainedly polite nature, regardless of any attempts to convince us otherwise. It痴 a nice idea, however, and the atmosphere in the room is so relaxed that it痴 one of the most successful pieces of audience interaction that I致e seen so far.

The examples of bad behaviour do get noticeably darker as the show progresses, and if intentional, it痴 a great structural decision that could be perhaps incorporated more heavily into the set. At the beginning we are inclined to disagree with Hill痴 insistence that she is a 田ow but by the end there痴 no such protest.

This is a highly relatable show for anyone who has ever felt fed up of being invisible. Whether it痴 barging your way through a busy London street or sitting up and telling the patronising do-gooders where to go, Hill痴 entertaining tales are an empowering experience in many ways and a refreshing reminder not to judge a book by its cover.
Jane Hill is flawed, just like the rest of us, and listening to a seemingly serene and collected individual disclose these flaws is a real relief. She痴 not lovely, but she痴 certainly not a cow: I値l leave the rest for you to judge. Click Here

August 11, 2017  One4Review
Jane Hill is a cow or at least, she痴 trying to be. Not entirely successfully, as she has a charm and likeability, as well as a twinkle in her eye during her more bitchy tales that make it hard to believe she値l succeed in being a cow, however sick she is of being called 鼠ovely.

Throughout the show, we get to vote if something she says, or has done is 祖ow or 鼠ovely. Today, lovely won. However some of the audience considered her a cow about hiking poles, ukuleles, National Trust rules, and parking spaces.

Nevertheless, Hill debates whether to 粗mbrace her inner crone as the self help book suggests, or stick with going for 僧ardy old woman, who incidentally does NOT look like Theresa May, despite what痴 been said about her.

Then she experiments with more being 鼠ovely as a way to de-stress. She tries a good turn every day, but the first goes wrong. Finally, Hill wonders how to save a life, and when her chance will be, before realizing she痴 done that already. Click Here

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