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Lovecraft (Not The Sex Shop In Cardiff), Underbelly, Cowgate (Belly Button) – Review

Rarely do I indulge in critical clichés, but as Carys Eleri zoomed in on the image of a woman in a photograph who had inspired in her a wild and savage rage for absolutely no sound reason, I found myself laughing so hard that my sides were literally aching. The innocent object of this unreasonable fury has committed no greater crime than to have featured in one of the profile pictures of a man Carys’ taken a fancy to on Tinder. For Carys has been unlucky in love and is in pursuit of love and companionship. But Carys is…

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Excellent

Science meets love in a hilarious one-woman musical comedy

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Rarely do I indulge in critical clichés, but as Carys Eleri zoomed in on the image of a woman in a photograph who had inspired in her a wild and savage rage for absolutely no sound reason, I found myself laughing so hard that my sides were literally aching.

The innocent object of this unreasonable fury has committed no greater crime than to have featured in one of the profile pictures of a man Carys’ taken a fancy to on Tinder. For Carys has been unlucky in love and is in pursuit of love and companionship.

But Carys is no mere singleton bemoaning her lonely status. She has the science and the songs to back it up. Gifted with a soaring voice and a wonderful imagination, she uses music and a procession of graphics on a big telly to guide us through such subjects as the effect of eroticised hormones on the brain, the results of feeding cocaine to rats, and the time she ended up in a six-tits situation.

It’s all quite silly but it’s also all true. It’s also slickly produced and very endearing. There’s a heartfelt conclusion about friendship, some free chocolate, and I got to hug someone who looked very like the actor Neil Pearson but probably wasn’t. One to watch out for.

Written by: Carys Eleri 
Produced by: Wales Millenium Centre
Booking until: This show has now completed its current run

About Nathan Blue

Nathan Blue
Nathan is a writer, painter and semi-professional fencer. He fell in love with theatre at an early age, when his parents took him to an open air production of Macbeth and he refused to leave even when it poured with rain and the rest of the audience abandoned ship. Since then he has developed an eclectic taste in live performance and attends as many new shows as he can, while also striving to find time to complete his PhD on The Misogyny of Jane Austen.