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The Ladies Loo Chronicles - Photo credit William Osbon

The Ladies Loo Chronicles, theSpace on North Bridge (Fife Theatre) – Review

Pros: Laugh-out-loud funny.

Cons: There are some seriously icky scenes.

Pros: Laugh-out-loud funny. Cons: There are some seriously icky scenes. Best friends Lydia (Evangeline Dickson) and Megan (Flora London) are partying in a club, when the latter realises that her period has suddenly started and she hasn't got any sanitary products. The toilet attendant Winnie (Savanna Griffiths) wants to charge her £2.50 for a tampon, but the young girls don't have any cash and the bar's card reader doesn't work. The only choice for Megan is to wait inside the cubicle until her friend sorts something out for her and, meanwhile, try to convince Winnie to give her a…

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Excellent

A romping account of what happens inside the ladies' loos in a club.

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Best friends Lydia (Evangeline Dickson) and Megan (Flora London) are partying in a club, when the latter realises that her period has suddenly started and she hasn’t got any sanitary products. The toilet attendant Winnie (Savanna Griffiths) wants to charge her £2.50 for a tampon, but the young girls don’t have any cash and the bar’s card reader doesn’t work.

The only choice for Megan is to wait inside the cubicle until her friend sorts something out for her and, meanwhile, try to convince Winnie to give her a tampon for free. But Winnie doesn’t give up and explains that this is one of the two jobs she’s got to support her studies in Philosophy and Ethics, hence she really needs that money.

While Megan and Winnie struggle to get along, back on the dancefloor Lydia finds her boyfriend with another girl and returns to the ladies’ toilet completely heart-broken. That’s when this light-hearted comedy finally reveals its higher purpose and the three girls start discussing relationships, motherhood and infidelity. Realising they have much more in common than their background suggested, they agree on a similar set of values and beliefs.

Alternating top rate comedy gags with boisterous choreography, director Evangeline Osbon ensures that the imaginary setting of the club is always alive. These musical breaks are perfect to keep the energy levels high for both performers and spectators.

Whether intentionally or not, actor and playwright Flora London puts particular care into writing her own character, who is the only one never to leave the stage, and also the funniest to watch. That said, both sidekicks are brilliant in delivering a fast-paced comedy whose timing and stage presence require tons of stamina.

The Ladies Loo Chronicles is a commendable achievement for such a young company and anyone who dares to say that girls aren’t funny, clearly hasn’t seen this show. Expect countless references to blood and some seriously icky scenes, which are so horribly bad that they are actually really good!

Written by: Flora London
Directed by: Evangeline Osbon
Co-Produced by: Cows & Kisses Theatre Company and Mind Out Theatre
Booking Information: This show has now completed its run

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.