A perfect summer cocktail of mental health information and comic timing; severe eating disorders and suicides have never seemed funnier! Juliette Burton’s performance strikes the right tone and many a funny bone as the hour is perforated with frequent bursts of laughter.
In this ‘docu-comedy’ (her words, not mine), Burton speaks about the many mental health issues that she’s faced and how she’s learned to navigate them. I ncredibly sensitive subjects covered are handled with wit and wisdom.
They have enough personal relevance to Juliette for her to be able to juxtapose the comedic elements with a required gravitas. Mocking the preconceptions of the public by dressing in a variety of outfits was a high-point; a novel and engaging idea, performed well. I left the show a little happier, and a little wiser.
Words: Ian Freeman
Juliette Burton: Look at Me, Gilded Balloon, Jul 31 – Aug 25 (not 13,14), 14:45