Violets and Vinegar
August 16-19 - The Space @ Surgeon Hall
Three women. One space. A neglected housewife, a determined party girl and a clueless teacher shamelessly expose their sexual exploits. Join us as they tell the sweet and sour story of their love lives. This character comedy is sure to make you laugh out loud. Think Alan Bennett meets Fleabag (minus the hot priest). Adapted for a modern audience, this play was originally written by David Lodge for the Carver Theatre in the 1990s.
Edinburgh’s Fringe is for many a time for lust, love and laughter and Violets and Vinegar has those in spades. This modern adaptation of David Lodge's masterpiece had me chuckling throughout. The trio of women on stage captured the attention of the audience as they each wove their individual tales that were equal parts relatable and uproarious.
The characters are brilliantly written, each representing a different facet of womanhood. The neglected housewife, the determined party girl, and the clueless teacher come together in an unexpected yet brilliant blend of stories. The housewife's narrative, in particular, struck a chord with its unapologetic exploration of societal expectations of women and sex and the toxic undercurrents that can simmer beneath the surface.
The skills of the women on stage coupled with beautiful, engaging writing allowed for the exploration of issues around sex, relationships and expectations of women with both humor and poignancy. The witty dialogues and comedic timing kept the audience engaged while touching on these deeper, thought-provoking themes.
If you're seeking an evening of laughter, introspection, and brilliant character comedy, this play is an absolute winner. Don't miss the chance to witness these women's stories unfold on stage – it's an experience that will leave you laughing, reflecting, and applauding for more! - Aoife Burke
Book your tickets here > Violets and Vinegar | Theatre | Edinburgh Festival Fringe (edfringe.com)