Totty Galore & the Expanding Suitcase
The piece works best when Totty, a loveable elderly lady is sharing tender thoughts about her angelic late husband and the quietly effecting number she strums on the ukulele. It falls down when it descends into rambles about the afterlife and suicide bombers despite some good lines about health warnings on male anatomy.
Clearly a labour of love, this solo show is a nostalgic and tender slice of the east-end looking at love, life and the loss of it all.
- Alex Oates