Mae Martin's Workshop – 2014 Edinburgh Fringe

When Oh Boy! finished, it was in the middle of a thunderstorm outside so any plans to leave the building got cancelled. Fortunately, the venue has six performance spaces, what's on?

Mae is a young Canadian bisexual / lesbian woman (she's had both boyfriends and girlfriends in the past, and is currently in a relationship with another woman, but says she is beyond "labels", so I'm going to say 'bisexual'…) Interestingly, this probably had the biggest audience of anything I saw at the Fringe this year and only Magic and Tea With An Evil Genius filled a higher proportion of the available seats. Was this because she's got a popular YouTube 'channel'?

The show is a 'work in progress' which meant that this afternoon, it was a mix of stories about her family (particularly her mother's odd announcements), some name-dropping, and some audience suggestions. I missed the chance to join in with the latter, but others had put some short phrases on pieces of paper and she drew out some of those out of a bucket and talked about them.

It's all fine stuff, but I did leave wondering why this had a bigger audience than shows I think are much better.


On at 3:30pm at Cowgatehead room 4 – not room 1 as on the flyer – (venue 32) until the 24th August. No show on Wednesdays.

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