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Whore: A Kid's Play - Review - Greenside @ Infirmary Street

Whore: A Kid’s Play, Greenside @ Infirmary Street – Review

Pros: Outrageously funny.

Cons: The brazen jokes about sex and religion are for an adult audience.

Pros: Outrageously funny. Cons: The brazen jokes about sex and religion are for an adult audience. Whore: A Kid's Play is not a comedy for the faint-hearted. Exploring serious matters like family, religion and sexuality through the eyes of three thirteen-year-olds, it uses the outrageous language of the cool kids from the block and it's stuffed with jokes that'll make you cringe before making you laugh out loud. 'My dad wants to send me to catholic school to avoid getting pregnant', states the pretty-girl Andrea (Joy Donze). 'Well, if you do ever get pregnant, you might as well do it with…

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Rating

Excellent

A barefaced comedy about three teenagers discovering friendship, love and sexuality.

User Rating: 3.92 ( 5 votes)

Whore: A Kid’s Play is not a comedy for the faint-hearted. Exploring serious matters like family, religion and sexuality through the eyes of three thirteen-year-olds, it uses the outrageous language of the cool kids from the block and it’s stuffed with jokes that’ll make you cringe before making you laugh out loud.

‘My dad wants to send me to catholic school to avoid getting pregnant’, states the pretty-girl Andrea (Joy Donze). ‘Well, if you do ever get pregnant, you might as well do it with someone who has an affiliation with Jesus Christ’, responds the queer Patrick (Matthew Bovee). ‘My mum doesn’t like religion. She turned against it when a priest talked her out of abortion and she’s regretted it ever since. That’s why I’m a single child’, echoes the social misfit Jenn (Erin Margaret Pettigrew).

With Britney Spears’ choreography, nursery rhymes and hand-clapping games, the untold truth of growing-up is revealed and involves a poisonous mix of absent parents, dubious sexual ethics and intrusive social media. Hopscotch games and chalkboard scribbles cross paths with pregnancy tests and abusive relationships in a world where kids are desperate to find true friends and receive unconditional support.

Jenn bullies Patrick for attending the Junior Regional Spelling Bee, but all she really wants is to look beautiful and become Andrea’s best friend. Patrick would like to be a dancer and put up a socially-conscious production of The Nutcracker for LGBT, but his parents are against it. After a summer-break fling, Andrea needs help to win back the attention of Jenn’s jerky stepbrother, but Patrick’s advice is a tad too risqué.

Flamboyant, blasphemous and exhilarating, Whore: A Kid’s Play is an unfiltered account of teenage wisdom, big hopes and ultimate parental failures. Expect c-bombs and much more in this raucous, witty and unconventional moral lesson from American playwright Reese Thompson.

Author: Reese Thompson
Director: Margaret Grace Hee
Music By: Matt Katz-Bohen
Producer: Squire Lane Theatrical
Box Office: 0131 618 0758
Booking Link: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/whore-a-kid-s-play
Booking Until: 26 August 2017

About Marianna Meloni

Marianna Meloni
Marianna, being Italian, has an opinion on just about everything and believes that anything deserves an honest review. Her dream has always been to become an arts critic and, after collecting a few degrees, she realised that it was easier to start writing in a foreign language than finding a job in her home country. In the UK, she tried the route of grown-up employment but soon understood that the arts and live events are highly addictive.