Review: Nancy Clench: Agony Aunt ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Comedy

Nancy Clench: Agony Aunt

Just The Tonic – Grassmarket Centre – 23:20

 Aug 17

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5 stars)

Unsure if you should get into drag? Have problems with your boyfriend? Unsure how to deal with all your problems? Well then, I highly advise getting along to see Nancy Clench: Agony Aunt. You will be smiling from start to finish as Nancy breaks all the rules and solves the worlds (and the audiences) problems

Nancy is a well-known face across Scotland, this queen is known for towering above her audience and the take no prisoners. She’s unapologetically offensive and yet, you can’t help but fall in love with her.

Opening and closing the show with vocals that echoed through the room, she induced goosebumps across the audience, it’s a spectacular performance from start to end!

The show is a mix of audience participation and Nancy’s stories of times gone by. No topic is off the table as we hear all the gossip about sex, drugs and what happens when you’re verified on Twitter. She is a master of the mic, controlling a fiesty audience like any professional. She commands the stage in a perfectly crafted hour of comedy that flies by.

There’s meaning in this performance too – when Nancy takes the audience in the palm of her hands. She’s got a message for everyone to love themselves, and use laughter to get over the darkest moments.

It’s almost a shame the room she was in wasn’t bigger, this show would transition well into a larger space and with not many seats in the audience left, by next year this will certainly be the case.

This is drag as it should be, fun, exciting and full of diva

Taylor Crockett