REVIEW: Character Flaw, Greenside @ Nicolson Square, Edinburgh Fringe ✭✭✭✭✭

Last Updated on 17th August 2023

Paul T Davies reviews Character Flaw at Greenside @ Nicholson Square as part of the Edinburgh Fringe.

Character Flaw

Character Flaw
Greenside @ Nicholson Square
5 Stars
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Philipa Dawson is a queer artist with ADHD and she has created a show in which she welcomes us into her mind and her world. It is informative, entertaining and perfectly structured, performed with warmth and honesty.

Particularly strong is the use of railway announcements to demonstrate the many tracks she has in her thoughts, and her inner voice is called Jean and she constantly interrupts the monologue and puts Pip on a different track! Equally strong is Pip’s anger at the waiting lists for diagnosis and that we really DO need humans at booking offices to help people who need support at train stations.

Whilst being highly entertained I learnt a lot about the condition and glad that the super focussed aspect of ADHD created this piece. It’s a little gem.

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