​Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Appropriate Adult

Do some good.

​Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Appropriate Adult

In the packed out Pleasance Courtyard Attic I sat and enjoyed comedian Kiri Pritchard-McLean – the hour just melted away. The performance space was adorned with hanging baubles as she took centre stage in the most captivating sequinned bodysuit I've ever seen. Pritchard-McLean spoke as the centre of her world, taking the audience on an emotional journey, contrasting her narcissism with a narrative of selflessness and hope. Her quick-wittedness and storytelling abilities carried the show as we're told of her past year as a 1-2-1 mentor with a young girl living in poverty. While the subject matter was heavy and incredibly serious it was delivered with excellent comedic talent, cleverly disguising an important moral message 'do some good' while being thoroughly entertaining.

With the self-proclaimed 'most environmentally friendly bit of comedy at The Fringe' to whether anyone can really wear white jeans Pritchard-McLean examines the morality of millennials through her own personal conflict. From not wanting to biologically reproduce, to the realities of good mum versus cool mum my cheeks actually started ache from laughing and smiling. Her content had substance as well as sheer humour, playing on the probable average audience age range to retell the relatable successes and failures of living as a millennial.

This being said, the show somewhat lacked in fluidity and consistent pace, leaving the audience occasionally unfocused, zoning out for short periods causing some of the longer narrative threads to get lost.

All things considered the show was an overall comedic success, Pritchard-McLean's raw, exposed emotion allowed a personal connection to felt, with the overall message being translated powerfully and eloquently.


For further information on Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Appropriate Adult visit the Fringe website.

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Sally Trivett

Sally Trivett Voice Team

Sally's interests lie very much within the visual arts and communication. Straddling multiple art forms, including writing, sculpture and film, her work focuses on concept, provoking thought and challenging societal norms.

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1 Comments

  • Luke Taylor

    On 8 August 2017, 11:17 Luke Taylor Voice Reporter commented:

    I feel like there's been a lot of talk about Millennials this year...

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