REVIEW: Harriet Braine: Les Admirables – 3*

REVIEW: Harriet Braine: Les Admirables – 3*

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Written by Sarah Exton

Review date: 4th August 2019

There are many redeeming qualities to Harriet Braine’s show. Her lyrics are cleverly written, she has an intriguing Victoria Wood-esque air about her, and although I can’t quite pinpoint it, she just has an overall je ne sais quoi. – You’ll know what I’m talking about when you go to see her show!

Inspired by her Grandmothers, a doctor and a biologist, ‘Les Admirable’ is a sweet little dedication to important women in Science; specifically those who have not received the acknowledgement they’re deserving of. The narrative of the show talks about her Grandmothers, her own history and musical background, and poignant women of science. These components intertwined in musical form do work, although as suspected, it doesn’t quite seem to work across the full hour.

Her musical style did vary, however there were moments where I found myself playing ‘spot the difference’ between the songs; as there wasn’t always a significant difference – even when sung in different accents.

Harriet has a lot of potential and, with the right production team behind her, could have an incredibly exciting future in the comedy world. I’m intrigued to see what’s yet to come.

Catch Harriet at the Gilded Ballon at Old Tolbooth Market (Top), every day (except the 12th), at 6PM. Tickets available here:

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August 12th, 2019

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